Clifford Odets Summary

Everything you need to understand or teach Clifford Odets.

  • 3 Biographies
  • 33 Literature Criticisms
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Biographies (3)

839 words, approx. 3 pages
A playwright, film scenarist, and director, Clifford Odets (1906-1963) was America's outstanding dramatist in the 1930s. His colloquial dialogue, vital ideological protests on behalf of human dignity,... Read more
9,945 words, approx. 34 pages
Clifford Odets is known primarily as a proletarian playwright of the 1930s, although this label is misleading. Odets's first few plays, which catapulted him virtually overnight to fame and affluence,... Read more
1,593 words, approx. 6 pages
Born in Philadelphia to Louis J. and Pearl Geisinger Odets, Clifford Odets grew up in a Jewish section of the Bronx. Though Odets at times suggested that he was raised under the shadows of poverty, hi... Read more