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When we think of Arthur Miller’s life, we remember the grit of Depression-era Brooklyn, N.Y., the rising fear of communism in the ’50s, his brief marriage to Marilyn Monroe. When we think of Miller’s plays, we imagine witch hunts, the “common man,” the shimmer of the American dream. The two aspects of the artist — the life and the work — frequently intertwined, and it was when their electrified ends touched and sent sparks flying that Miller became more than a great writer, but also an activist, an important thinker, and a much needed voice of dissent. And although his two best-known works, “Death of a Salesman” and “The Crucible,” date back to 1949 and 1953, respectively, Miller was still causing a stir little more than a year ago with his now infamous Nation essay on Cuba.
Below is a list of Web resources on Miller’s life and work. It’s by no means exhaustive (there is, it seems, a Web site for every word Miller ever set down on paper), so if we’ve missed your favorite Miller site, send it to us.
— From IMDB
Interviews and Reviews
— “Arthur Miller fears for civil rights” — a post-9/11 BBC News interview, featuring Miller’s comments on terrorism
— Guardian review of the play“Resurrection Blues”
— The New York Times’ archive of stories on Arthur Miller, including original theater reviews, book reviews, articles by Miller, and an audio file of Miller reading from “Echoes Down the Corridor”