A. born in New York City in 1915 and raised in Harlem
1) the Stock market crash in 1929 drastically influenced his developing imagination
1) not much known about his education
a. said that he barely passed high school and did not get into college that first time he applied
b. got into University of Michigan second time applying
c. he attended to become a journalist but won the Hopwood Prize for his dramatic script so decided towrite about drama instead
a. fresh out of college he decided to work briefly for the Federal Theater Project
b. then wrote a couple of radio plays and accounts of military training
c. first known book was Situation Normal
a. Death of a Salesman was his first big hit
b. The Crucible was his second big book