Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller : 1962-2005

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The first volume of Christopher Bigsby's award-winning biography of Arthur Miller was hailed as a masterpiece and the definitive account of Miller's early years. This is the second half of Miller's captivating story, covering his life from 1962 to his death in 2005.In 1962, Miller's legacy was incomplete. Ahead lay eighteen plays, five films, a novella and a handful of stories. On a personal level, 1962 saw the death of his second wife, the iconographic Marilyn Monroe, and his marriage to the photographer Inge Morath who was to transform him as a writer and a person. A visit to Mauthaussen concentration camp and to the Frankfurt trials of Auschwitz-Birkenau guards moved the Holocaust to the centre of his attention and he became a more directly political person. Christopher Bigsby brilliantly and elegantly maps out the journey of Miller's life and work. Shedding new light on Miller's complexities, and revealing unknown facts about his public and private life, Bigsby shares new insights and perspectives crucial to an understanding of one of the world's greatest playwrights.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 608 pages
  • 152 x 234 x 38mm | 879.96g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0753828472
  • 9780753828472
  • 1,736,716

Review quote

a landmark biography * THE LADY * Bigsby's book tells the tale with gusto and skilfully interweaves analyses of Miller's works with accounts of his private life. * THE HERALD * Those wanting to learn more about one of the world's most famous playwrights should look no further. * THE SUNDAY BUSINESS POST * This is a very readable biography of a fascinating life. * CATHOLIC HERALD * It is rich, authoritative, widely-informed and responsive to the power and dignity of Miller's art. It will not be superseded. * THE SUNDAY TIMES CULTURE *show more

About Christopher Bigsby

Christopher Bigsby is Professor of American Studies at the University of East Anglia, and is Director of the Arthur Miller Centre there.show more

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It is rich, authoritative, widely-informed and responsive to the power and dignity of Miller's art. It will not be superseded. THE SUNDAY TIMES CULTURE 20120909show more

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