A Literary Reference to His Life and Work Susan c. W. Abbotson
arthur O’Ne sibly the Miller, despite the stature of Eugene ill and Tennessee Williams, is quite pos- ost important American dramatist to date. Since his death, there have been several new books that try to assess his legacy and to offer critical and personal responses to the man and his work. All indicate the tremendous importance of his contribution to U.S., if not world, litera- ture. His career spanned almost 70 years, during which time he not only gave us two of the world’s best-known and most-performed dramas, Death of a Salesman and The Crucible, but also dozens more plays, fictional pieces, and essays. In many ways Miller has come to define U.S. drama, and all who came after him are measured against his high standard. Given the large number of students and teachers at schools and colleges around the globe who study the work of this master dramatist, this volume has been written as a much-needed reference guide to Miller’s life and works for both classroom and individual use.