WRITER

Arthur Miller

1915 - 2005

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Arthur Asher Miller (October 17, 1915 – February 10, 2005) was an American playwright, essayist and screenwriter in the 20th-century American theater. Among his most popular plays are All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953), and A View from the Bridge (1955). He wrote several screenplays, including The Misfits (1961). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arthur Miller has received more than 10,285,234 page views. His biography is available in 86 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 84 in 2019). Arthur Miller is the 268th most popular writer (up from 327th in 2019), the 229th most popular biography from United States (up from 307th in 2019) and the 19th most popular American Writer.

Arthur Miller is most famous for his play "The Crucible."

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  • 10M

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  • 70.88

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 86

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.37

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.73

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

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Antisemitism
After the fall
Death of a Salesman
Drama / American / General, Fiction / Classics
Willy Loman, the protagonist of Death of a Salesman, has spent his life following the American way, living out his belief in salesmanship as a way to reinvent himself. But somehow the riches and respect he covets have eluded him. At age sixty-three, he searches for the moment his life took a wrong turn, the moment of betrayal that undermined his relationship with his wife and destroyed his relationship with Biff, the son in whom he invested his faith. Willy lives in a fragile world of elaborate excuses and daydreams, conflating past and present in a desperate attempt to make sense of himself and of a world that once promised so much.
A view from the bridge
American drama
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

Page views of Arthur Millers by language

Over the past year Arthur Miller has had the most page views in the with 1,070,590 views, followed by Spanish (98,483), and French (75,977). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Tajik (121.92%), Kirghiz (116.67%), and Pashto (108.51%)

Among WRITERS

Among writers, Arthur Miller ranks 268 out of 7,302Before him are Vladimir Mayakovsky, François de La Rochefoucauld, Jami, Amos Oz, Salman Rushdie, and Primo Levi. After him are Anna Komnene, Walt Whitman, Bartolomé de las Casas, Alcaeus of Mytilene, Jordanes, and Marguerite Duras.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1915, Arthur Miller ranks 11Before him are Frank Sinatra, Ingrid Bergman, Roland Barthes, Vasily Zaitsev, Yitzhak Shamir, and David Rockefeller. After him are Orson Welles, Eli Wallach, Paul Samuelson, Billie Holiday, Paul Tibbets, and Stanley Matthews. Among people deceased in 2005, Arthur Miller ranks 6Before him are Pope John Paul II, Edward Heath, Rosa Parks, Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, and George Best. After him are Fahd of Saudi Arabia, Claude Simon, Rinus Michels, Peter Drucker, Hans Bethe, and Paul Ricœur.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Arthur Miller ranks 229 out of 20,380Before him are Talcott Parsons (1902), David Rockefeller (1915), Josephine Baker (1906), Tim Burton (1958), Gwyneth Paltrow (1972), and Charles Sanders Peirce (1839). After him are Peter Falk (1927), Walt Whitman (1819), Frederick Winslow Taylor (1856), Michael Jordan (1963), Steve Ballmer (1956), and Kevin Costner (1955).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Arthur Miller ranks 19Before him are J. D. Salinger (1919), John Steinbeck (1902), Dale Carnegie (1888), Ray Bradbury (1920), Herman Melville (1819), and Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803). After him are Walt Whitman (1819), Philip K. Dick (1928), Emily Dickinson (1830), Pearl S. Buck (1892), Gertrude Stein (1874), and Coen brothers (null).