- Paperback: 656 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books; 1st edition (October 1, 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0140249176
- ISBN-13: 978-0140249170
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1.2 x 7.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 35 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,844,558 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From Publishers Weekly
America's most famous living playwright (All My Sons, Death of a Salesman, Incident at Vichy, etc.) here does with his life story what nature does with rock strata, folding it back on itself to achieve the effects of many-layered richness and simultaneity that he aims for in his plays. It's a life as remarkable for its commitment as its achievement. Growing up on the edge of Harlem in the '20s and '30s, the son of a successful but semiliterate coat manufacturer, Miller discovered both his vocation and his leftist political convictions during the Depression and the rise of fascism. He achieved a moral victory against McCarthyism in the '50s; and it was under his presidency that PEN went from an ineffectual literary club to a real force for international freedom of expression. While covering these events, Miller traces the genesis of his plays in his life experience, provides vivid portraits of a host of notables in the worlds of theater, cinema and politics, including Elia Kazan, Lee and Paula Strasberg, John Huston, Clark Gable, Sir Laurence Olivier, John F. Kennedy and Mikhail Gorbachev, and a detailed, deeply touching one of his second wife, Marilyn Monroe, who finally slipped from his reach. Tough, compassionate, bristling with intelligence and profound reflections on the dramas of life and stage, this is one of the memorable autobiographies of our time. Photos. BOMC selection.
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From Library Journal
This duo offer a vast array of the venerable Miller's life and work. The 1971 Portable includes his most famous plays?Death of a Salesman, The Crucible, etc.?while in his autobiography, Timebends, Miller unfolds his life "with sharp characterizations and vivid imagery" (LJ 10/15/87).
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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