Arthur Miller (full name Arthur Asher Miller) was born on October 17, 1915 in New York, United States. He is a famous American essayist and author.
Biography and Career :
Arthur Miller was born in New York City and grew up in Harlem and Brooklyn.
He attended the University of Michigan. He planned to become o journalist. But the success of his dramatic script made him change his mind.
He wrote many plays, such as: "My All Sous" (1947)-this play brought him national prominence, "Death of a Salesman" (1949)-it was his second Broadway success and the work that established his international reputation, "The Crucible" (1953), "A View From the Bridge" (1955), "After the Fall" (1964)-his most deeply personal statement, "Incident at Vichy" (1964), "The Price" (1968), "Fame and the
Reason Why" (1970), "The Archbishop's Ceiling" (1977), "Elegy for a Lady and Some Kind of Love Story" (1982), "Playing for Time" (1985), "I Can't Remember Anything" (1987), "Clara" (1987).
Besides plays, he also wrote a novel "Focus" (1945) and some reportage entitled "Situation Normal" (1944), in which he gave an account of American military training during the was.
In 1960 he turned his short stories in to a film script-"The Misfits", directed by John Huston, and starring his second wife, Marilyn Monroe. He received the Pulitzer Prize for theatre in 1949. His most recent work, "Everybody Wins" (1990, is a movie script based on his campaign against the miscarriage of justice in Connecticut.
A characteristic of Arthur Miller's whole work is his struggle to understand the chaos of 20th century American experience. Miller believed in the forces of life and continued to invoke them against the advocates of nihilism and despair.
- "A good newspaper, I suppose, is a nation talking to itself."
- "I love her too, but our neuroses just don't match. "
- "If I see an ending, I can work backward. "
- "The structure of a play is always the story of how the birds came home to roost. "
- "You specialize in something until one day you find it is specializing in you."
- In 1983, Miller traveled to the People's Republic of China.
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