A View from the Bridge: A Play in Two Acts with a New Introd

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Penguin, 1977 - Drama - 86 pages
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America's greatest playwright weaves "a vivid, crackling, idiomatic psychosexual horror tale." —Frank Rich, The New York Times

In A View from the Bridge Arthur Miller explores the intersection between one man's self-delusion and the brutal trajectory of fate. Eddie Carbone is a Brooklyn longshoreman, a hard-working man whose life has been soothingly predictable. He hasn't counted on the arrival of two of his wife's relatives, illegal immigrants from Italy; nor has he recognized his true feelings for his beautiful niece, Catherine. And in due course, what Eddie doesn't know—about her, about life, about his own heart—will have devastating consequences.

"The play has moments of intense power. . . . Miller plays on the audience with the skill of a master." —Clive Barnes, New York Post


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Arthur Miller is such a gifted writer and playwright. - Goodreads
Over all I liked it, and the ending was good. - Goodreads
It was readable, and the plot was slightly intriguing. - Goodreads
It made for a much more entertaining plot. - Goodreads
I had a read and agree with his insights. - Goodreads
I also like how the plot was based on a true story. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Liz - Goodreads

I love Arthur Miller's tale of an Italian family in 1950s Red Hook Brooklyn. It's a very simple story of a patriarch who unravels as his close relationship with his niece becomes more uncomfortable ... Read full review

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its a great book good to read when feeling lazy and you never get bored of it :) :) :) :) Read full review

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Arthur Miller was born in New York City in 1915 and studied at the University of Michigan. His plays include All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953), A View from the Bridge and A Memory of Two Mondays (1955), After the Fall (1963), Incident at Vichy (1964), The Price (1968), The Creation of the World and Other Business (1972) and The American Clock. He has also written two novels, Focus (1945), and The Misfits, which was filmed in 1960, and the text for In Russia (1969), Chinese Encounters (1979), and In the Country (1977), three books of photographs by his wife, Inge Morath. More recent works include a memoir, Timebends (1987), and the plays The Ride Down Mt. Morgan (1991), The Last Yankee (1993), Broken Glass (1993), which won the Olivier Award for Best Play of the London Season, and Mr. Peter's Connections (1998). His latest book is On Politics and the Art of Acting. Miller was granted with the 2001 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He has twice won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, and in 1949 he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize.

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