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The Genius and the Goddess


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A frank and revealing portrait of Arthur Miller, as viewed through the lens of his relationship with Marilyn Monroe

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Jeffrey Meyers is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and has recently been given an Award in Literature by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has written extensively on literature, film and art; his books have been published on all six continents, and twenty-five of them have been translated into twelve languages. His biography of Samuel Johnson appeared in 2008. He lives in Berkeley, California.


"Explosive ... Offers an intriguing insight into his playwright friend's fascination with the actress and charts the trajectory of a relationship doomed to self-destruct" Daily Express "A frank and revealing portrait" BettyBookmark.co.uk "Entertaining ... Meyers is a literary academic who also writes about film stars ... With Monroe and Miller, he combines his specialisms" Daily Mail "Meyers's immaculately researched and clearly formulated investigation is based on a lifelong friendship between the author and Miller and is the result of hours of conversations with the playwright prior to his death in 2005" Sunday Express "Here perhaps for the first time is a biographer who has got Marilyn's measure" Daily Express

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