(Miller, Arthur).
  • New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2011.
  • 8.5 x 11 inches
  • hardcover, dust jacket
  • 256 pages plus CD-ROM
  • ISBN: 1584562889
  • ISBN: 9781584562887

Price: $195.00  other currencies

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Twice awarded the Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play and once the Pulitzer Prize for drama, Arthur Miller is recognized internationally as one of the best American playwrights of the twentieth century. He is perhaps best known for the creation of Willie Loman in his tragedy of the common man, Death of a Salesman. With the production of The Crucible in the 1950s, Miller drew parallels between the puritan-era Salem witch trials and the hunt for Communist reds in the cold war-era of America, drawing forth both political ire and critical acclaim. Miller's career spanned more than six decades, during which time his plays, essays, films, and stories engaged his audiences with a heightened sense of political awareness and moral consciousness.

Arthur Miller: A Descriptive Bibliography traces the publishing career of this great American dramatist by chronicling the publication of his books, collections of plays, stories, and essays. Organized into eight sections, the bibliography lists or describes separate publications, collected editions, first-appearance contributions to books, pamphlets, occasional publications, first appearances in magazines and newspapers, translations, publications in braille, music, and dust jacket blurbs. First English and American editions are described in full, providing descriptions or images of the title page, copyright page, binding, and dust jacket. Descriptions of the first editions also include details about the size and collation of books, pagination, contents, publication, and printing. For short story collections, items within the volume are listed and a number or symbol is included to indicate first collected appearance. For binding entries, a description of cloth types, page trimming, and page-edge gilding or staining is included. The number of copies is listed when information from the publisher's records is available, and public information derived from copyright records, publisher's records, correspondence with publishers, and book trade announcements. The bibliography also includes a comprehensive index and a CD-ROM containing title pages and color images.

George W. Crandell is Associate Dean of the Graduate School at Auburn University and a professor of English. He is the author of Tennessee Williams: A Descriptive Bibliography and editor of The Critical Response to Tennessee Williams..