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Arthur Miller

Martin Gottfried

Arthur Miller: His Life and Work by Martin Gottfried is the complete life and work of one of the great playwrights in western stage history and a stirring participant in the major political and cultural events of his time.

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‘A consistently enthralling work.’ Spectator

‘Absorption in a male ethos and unease about feminine dominion, whether amatory or domestic, give Miller’s plays their special colour, force and intensity. Martin Gottfried’s enthralling and well-researched book makes us appreciate this afresh … Like its subject, Arthur Miller: A Life is an uncomfortable, challenging work, forbidding us any bien-pensant ease, and we should be grateful for it.’ Times Literary Supplement

‘A fascinating book … Gottfried provides a vivid panorama of the city’s left-wing writing milieu into which the young Miller graduated in the 1930s.’ Observer

‘Remarkable and revelatory… a definitive biography.’ Literary Review


Martin Gottfried, a New York drama critic for forty years and the author of five biographies and two books of theatre criticism, is uniquely qualified to write about Arthur Miller’s life and work.Winner of the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism and recipient of two Rockefeller Foundation Fellowships, Martin Gottfried has been chief dramatic critic for the New York…

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