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Arthur Miller - American Writers 40

Arthur Miller - American Writers 40: University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers

Copyright Date: 1964
Edition: NED - New edition
Pages: 48
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    Arthur Miller - American Writers 40
    Book Description:

    Arthur Miller. To meet a need which had been felt for some time both in the United States and abroad, the pamphlet series, the University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers, was established in 1959. By providing readable critical introductions to American Writers, the pamphlets were designed to meet the needs and tastes of mature students and readers of imaginative literature throughout the world.

    eISBN: 978-0-8166-5201-3
    Subjects: History

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. 1-4)
  2. Arthur Miller
    (pp. 5-45)

    Some playwrights have complained that the drama is one of the more naive forms of art, and many, many playwrights have complained that dramatic criticism is one of the most naive forms of criticism. Probably a prime example of that critical naiveté is the centuries old and apparently fruitless battle about the nature of tragedy. In our time that battle has hovered around the cliché that tragedy cannot be written in the modern world. Modern man, so the argument goes, has shriveled in stature; his society has somehow lessened the significance of his soul in contrast to Athenian or Elizabethan...

  3. Selected Bibliography
    (pp. 46-48)