Skip to main content
Article thumbnail
Location of Repository

“Moving inward as well as north” : the historical imagination in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible and Timebends

By Douglas Tallack

Abstract

Arthur Miller, one of the most admirable of Americans to come out of the “American century”, died in 2005, aged 89. In the UK, at least, his work has undergone a revival and the themes of his great plays remain resonant, even though, in many respects, they are historically specific. The relationship between literature and history – whether conceived as a symbolist or allegorical relationship - together with an instance of the past invading the present, are brought out in a compelling episode in Miller’s autobiography, Timebends, and offer a way of talking about those inter-connections in The Crucible.Post-prin

Publisher: Editorial Department of Foreign Literature Studies at Central China Normal University
Year: 2005
OAI identifier: oai:lra.le.ac.uk:2381/8645
Journal:

Suggested articles

Citations

  1. (1987). A Life. doi
  2. (1945). Alexis de. Democracy doi
  3. (1968). Crucible: A Play in Four Acts,
  4. (1949). Death of a Salesman. doi
  5. (1961). The Devil in Massachusetts: A Modern Inquiry into the Salem Witch Trials. doi
  6. (1979). The Immediate Experience: Movies, Comics, Theatre and Other Aspects of Popular Culture, doi
  7. The Liberal Mind in a Conservative Age: American Intellectuals in the 1940s and 1950s, doi
  8. (1947). The Middle of the Journey. doi
  9. (1975). Wyck. America’s Coming of Age.

To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.