boomer, while I do not condone Miller's action regarding his unfortunate son, I can understand it. There are people who are unable to deal with that sort of personal tragedy. For all we know, he suffered terrible pangs of concience for his actions, certainly sadness over the fate of his son.
I'm not condemning him at all. I think such behavior was very common in the 60s. Wasn't there a Kenedy girl who was institutionalized forever and never spoken of?
I posted the letter because I thought it was so odd.
And I think that such an event in a person's life would most certainly inform their perspective, and in the case of a writer, their art.
I don't condone his action either. I'm just glad we live in a more enlighted age.