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Arthur Miller: His Life and Work

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Arthur Miller has been delivering powerful drama to the stage for decades with such masterpieces as Death of a Salesman, The Crucible, and A View from the Bridge. But, remarkably, no one has yet told the full story of Miller's own extraordinary life — a rich life, much of it shrouded from public view. To achieve this groundbreaking portrait of the artist and the man, the award-winning drama critic and biographer Martin Gottfried masterfully draws on his interviews, on Miller's voluminous lifelong correspondence, and on the annotated scripts and notebooks that reveal Miller's creative process in stunning detail. From Miller's childhood and adolescence in Depression-era New York City to the 1947 play All My Sons that established him as a voice to be reckoned with...from his heroic defiance of the House Un-American Activities Committee during the McCarthy years to his most unlikely pairing with Marilyn Monroe: Here is a highly acclaimed book that is "compulsively readable" (Booklist, starred review).

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"A detailed and harrowing portrait....Excellent." New York Post

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"Gottfried's examination of the playwright's life reads like a well-made three-act play by, well, Arthur Miller, filled with conflicted characters, moral dilemmas, and cool passion." Hartford Courant

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"[An] excellent and much-needed biography...Successfully interweav[es] the playwright's personal life with his creative and political lives....Essential." Choice

Synopsis:

The sole and definitive biography of the greatest living American playwright

About the Author

Martin Gottfried, winner of the George Jean Nathan Award for dramatic criticism, is the author of Sondheim and All His Jazz, among other books. He lives in New York City, and Amagansett, NY.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306813771
Author:
Gottfried, Martin
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Dramatists, American
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Miller, Arthur
Subject:
Dramatists, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20040831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
504
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 25.5 oz

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Product details 504 pages Da Capo Press - English 9780306813771 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A detailed and harrowing portrait....Excellent."
"Review" by , "Gottfried's examination of the playwright's life reads like a well-made three-act play by, well, Arthur Miller, filled with conflicted characters, moral dilemmas, and cool passion."
"Review" by , "[An] excellent and much-needed biography...Successfully interweav[es] the playwright's personal life with his creative and political lives....Essential."
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The sole and definitive biography of the greatest living American playwright
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