Books by Christopher Bigsby

CHRISTOPHER BIGSBY runs the Arthur Miller Centre for American Studies at the University of East Anglia in England and the Arthur Miller Centre International Writers Festival. He is the author of three novels and several works of criticism.

ARTHUR MILLER by Christopher Bigsby
Released: May 15, 2009

"A richly detailed, revealing look at the making of a playwright and a man."
Copiously researched, deftly written biography that expands our understanding of a major figure in American letters. Read full book review >
BEAUTIFUL DREAMER by Christopher Bigsby
Released: Aug. 22, 2006

"A brief, intense, self-conscious stab at an American tragedy. "
A dark tale of racist violence and its aftermath, from British academic and critic Bigsby (Still Lives, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >
HESTER by Christopher Bigsby
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

This ``prequel'' to The Scarlet Letter imagines the early life of Hester Prynne and serves as a creative addendum to that classic, but it could not stand on its own. The most impressive facet of this debut novel is the skill with which Bigsby (American Studies/Univ. of East Anglia) imitates Hawthorne's authorial voice, but at the same time one can't help asking whether such mimicry is necessary. Read full book review >