Monday, March 06, 2023

Arthur Miller's writing studio

Nothing compares to the experience of working in a garden office you have built yourself. In 1948, Arthur Miller put together a white clapboard cabin in Roxbury, Connecticut, specifically as a base in which to write Death of a Salesman, even though he had never built anything similar in his life (he said the hardest part was putting up the roof rafters by himself). As he built, he put together the play in his mind, although he did also make use of his desk, an old recycled door. It was extended a bit in the mid-1970s, and a deck was added. There is a great page about the studio on his official website here which includes photos of it inside and out by one of Magnum's star photographers, Inge Morath. "Nothing disturbs him there, not even the view," she wrote. There are also more recent ones by Kurt Kaindl. 


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