Arthur Miller is gone at 89. He leaves behind a body of work that includes Death of a Salesman and The Crucible. Here is a brief bio at the Jewish-American Hall of Fame. For more information there’s this detailed NY Times article and a page listing numerous other articles. Without a doubt, a giant has passed away.

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  • In spite of his great accomplishments, not the least of which was a mid-20th century marriage to the shiksa-of-all-shiksa’s MARILYN MONROE…and the plaintive cries of Mrs. Willy Loman in “Death of a Salesman” that “…attention must be paid…”–none of you has seen fit to comment on the passing of this great man of letters. Attention must be paid, indeed!! Shame on all of you Jewlicious literatti-snobs.

  • I agree, I was also disappointed. On the other hand, it might not be snobbishness, it might just be unfamiliarity with his work. It’s funny because the NY Times had an editorial and an op-ed by Herbert about him today and I thought the op-ed was very interesting (although I didn’t completely agree with its politics) and wondered whether I would be wasting my time posting it here.

    Lesson learned? Perhaps we need more arts and culture on Jewlicious. If you’ll notice, they’ve all seen La Femme Nikita. 😉

  • Hey, I was really glad there was an ode to Arthur Miller on Jewlicious because it proves that sometimes boobies, beer (and even kitty-cat pics) are not all there is to life. I didn’t think a comment was necessary, however, because the blog/links were beneficial. I mean, c’mon, “attention must be paid” may have been a major theme (I teach Death of a Salesman and The Crucible), but every time I hear someone not in the literate know say “he/she is liked, but not well-liked” I snicker. The Crucible as a reflection on McCarthyism was brilliant.

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