Critical Companion to Arthur Miller: A Literary Reference to His Life and Workby Susan C. W. Abbotson
Pub. Date: 07/28/2007
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
Arthur Miller died in 2005, but his reputation as one of America's greatest and most influential playwrights is secure. In addition to The Crucible and Death of a Salesman, which are two of the world's best-known and most-performed dramas, Miller's legacy includes numerous other plays, screenplays, fiction, short stories, poetry, essays, and critical pieces. Critical Companion to Arthur Miller explores the playwright's major and minor works, as well as his turbulent personal and professional life.
Coverage includes: A concise but thorough biography of Miller, Synopses and critical assessments of Miller's plays, short stories, essays, and screenplays, as well as character portraits, Profiles of friends, family, and contemporaries, including Elia Kazan and Marilyn Monroe, and historical and thematic information crucial to understanding Miller's works, Analyses of the culture, times, and places in which Miller lived and wrote. Additional features include extensive cross-references, information on film adaptations, a bibliography of primary and secondary sources, a chronology of Miller's works, and more. Critical Companion to Arthur Miller is an invaluable resource both for readers familiar with Miller and for those discovering him for the first time.
About the Author:
Susan C. W. Abbotson teaches literature at Rhode Island College
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