Arthur Asher Miller (October 17, 1915 – February 10, 2005) was an American playwright and essayist. He was a prominent figure in American theatre, writing dramas that include plays such as All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953), and A View from the Bridge (one-act, 1955; revised two-act, 1956).
Miller was often in the public eye, particularly during the late 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s, a period during which he testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee, received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Prince of Asturias Award, and was married to Marilyn Monroe. more »
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''All my energy and attention were devoted to trying to help her solve her problems. Unfortunately I didn't have much success.''Arthur Miller (b. 1915), U.S. dramatist. International Herald Tribune (Paris, Aug. 5, 1992).
''A small man can be just as exhausted as a great man.''Arthur Miller (b. 1915), U.S. dramatist. Linda, in Death of a Salesman, act 1 (1949). Referring to her husband Willy Loman.
''He's not the finest character that ever lived. But he's a human being, and a terrible thing is happening to him. So attention must be paid.''Arthur Miller (b. 1915), U.S. dramatist. Linda, in Death of a Salesman, act 1. Of her husband Willy Loman.
''I love her too, but our neuroses just don't match.''Arthur Miller (b. 1915), U.S. dramatist. Lyman, in The Ride Down Mount Morgan, act 1 (1991). Discussing his wife with his lawyer.
''If I have any justification for having lived it's simply, I'm nothing but faults, failures and so on, but I have tried to make a good pair of shoes. There's some value in that.''Arthur Miller (b. 1915), U.S. dramatist. Marxism Today (London, Jan. 1988).