Arthur Miller / Edition 2

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Arthur Miller has been called the greatest dramatist of the twentieth century. While that claim is open to challenge, the writer's death in 2005 brought to a close a 60-year career of astonishing variety and distinction. As playwright, novelist, essayist and indefatigable spokesman for artistic and human rights, Miller achieved an inter-national celebrity quite exceptional in its scope.

Following Miller's death, this fully revised, expanded and updated new edition examines the playwright's life and career as a whole. All of the plays are now discussed, along with the author's film and non-dramatic writings, and Neil Carson explores the ways in which Miller's later work helps us to better understand the plays of his maturity.

Balanced and authoritative, this is an essential guide for anyone studying, or simply interested in, the work of one of America's most successful contemporary dramatists.

About the Author:
Neil Carson is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Guelph, Canada

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230507173
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 7/8/2008
  • Series: Modern Dramatists Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

NEIL CARSON is Associate Professor of English at the University of Guelph, Canada.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements     ix
Editors' Preface     x
Beginnings (1915-39)     1
The Golden Years (1939) and The Man Who Had All the Luck (1944)     8
All My Sons (1947)     14
Death of a Salesman (1949)     20
Betrayals (1949-56)     29
The Crucible (1953)     37
A Memory of Two Mondays (1955) and A View from the Bridge (1955)     47
Celebrity (1956-61)     55
The Misfits (1956-61)     60
Refuge (1961-68)     65
After the Fall (1964)     73
The Price (1968)     81
Alienation (1968-2000)     91
The Creation of the World and Other Business (1972)     95
The Archbishop's Ceiling (1977)     100
The American Clock (1980-86)     105
Incident at Vichy (1964) and Playing for Time (1979-85)     110
Four One-Act Plays (1980-87)     116
The Ride Down Mount Morgan (1991-2000)     121
The Last Yankee (1991-93)     126
Broken Glass (1994)     130
Mr Peters' Connections (1998)     134
Resurrection Blues (2002)     139
Non-Theatrical Writing     143
Finishing the Picture (2004)     157
Conclusion     162
Notes     167
Bibliography     174
Index     178
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