Arthur Miller was one of the major dramatists of the twentieth century. In the years before his death he often was called the “greatest living American playwright”. He earned this reputation during a career of more than seventy years, from his first plays as an undergraduate at the University of Michigan in the 1930s to his achieved critical success in the 1940s with All My Sons (1947) and Death of a Salesman (1949). In the 1950s he wrote The Crucible (1953) and A View from the Bridge (1955), refused to “name names” at his appearance before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), and had a celebrated marriage to the film actress Marilyn Monroe. He produced a critically …
Marino, Stephen. "Arthur Miller". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 16 May 2008; last revised 30 November -1.
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