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Critical Insights: Arthur Miller

Among the twentieth century's greatest playwrights, Arthur Miller is recognized today as a formative influence on modern American drama. His best plays seamlessly combine the psychological and the social to produce riveting treatments of the fraught relationship between the individual and society .For readers new to Miller, a brief biography presents the events of his life and essays provide valuable context for studying his work, including a comparison of family dynamics in the plays All My Sons and Death of a Salesman, an overview of Miller's mastery of figurative and poetic language, and an examination of how his political commitments informed his work. Further essays continue the examination of the playwright's intricate negotiations with American politics, art, and society. In addition to a study of Miller's most popular plays, including Death of a Salesman, The Crucible, All My Sons, A View from the Bridge, and The Price, attention is giving to his lesser-known late works, such as After the Fall, An American Clock, Broken Glass, Resurrection Blues, and Miller's overlooked prose.

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