(Fiction, 240 p. 1945)
A reticent personnel manager living with his mother shares the prejudices of his times and of his neighbors, until he begins wearing glasses, and others begin to mistake him for a Jew. Miller’s only novel investigates the insidious effects of increasing anti-Semitism in New York in 1945.
Review by Charles Poore, New York Times, November 24, 1945
Review by Evelyn Sheffner, Commentary Magazine, February 1, 1946
Arthur Miller’s Focus by Ami Eden, excerpted and reprinted from “A World in Which
Everything Hurts” published in the Forward (July 30, 2004).