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Echoes Down the Corridor: Collected Essays, 1944-2000


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For some fifty years now, Arthur Miller has been not only America's premier playwright, but also one of our foremost public intellectuals and cultural critics. Echoes Down the Corridor gathers together a dazzling array of more than forty previously uncollected essays and works of reportage. Here is Arthur Miller, the brilliant social and political commentator-but here, too, Miller the private man behind the internationally renowned public figure. Witty and wise, rich in artistry and insight, Echoes Down the Corridor reaffirms Arthur Miller's standing as one of the greatest writers of our time.

About the Author

Arthur Miller was born in New York City in 1915 and studied at the University of Michigan. His plays include All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953), A View from the Bridge and A Memory of Two Mondays (1955), After the Fall (1963), Incident at Vichy (1964), The Price (1968), The Creation of the World and Other Business (1972) and The American Clock. He has also written two novels, Focus (1945), and The Misfits, which was filmed in 1960, and the text for In Russia (1969), Chinese Encounters (1979), and In the Country (1977), three books of photographs by his wife, Inge Morath. More recent works include a memoir, Timebends (1987), and the plays The Ride Down Mt. Morgan (1991), The Last Yankee (1993), Broken Glass (1993), which won the Olivier Award for Best Play of the London Season, and Mr. Peter's Connections (1998). His latest book is On Politics and the Art of Acting. Miller was granted with the 2001 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He has twice won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, and in 1949 he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize.

Table of Contents

Echoes Down The Corridor Preface

A Note on the Selection by Steven R. Centola

A Boy Grew in Brooklyn

University of Michigan

Belief in America (from Situation Normal)

A Modest Proposal for the Pacification of the Public Temper

Concerning the Boom

The Bored and the Violent

The Nazi Trials and the German Heart

Guilt and Incident at Vichy

The Battle of Chicago: From the Delegates' Side


The Opera House in Tashkent (from In Russia)

Making Crowds


What's Wrong with This Picture?

The Limited Hang-Out: The Dialogues of Richard Nixon as a Drama of the Antihero

Rain in a Strange City

On True Identity

A Genuine Countryman (from In the Country)

The Sin of Power

The Pure in Heart Need No Lawyers (from Chinese Encounters)

After the Spring

Suspended in Time

The Night Ed Murrow Struck Back

Excerpt from Salesman in Beijing

Tennessee Williams' Legacy: An Eloquence and Amplitude of Feeling

The Face in the Mirror: Anti-Semitism Then and Now

Thoughts on a Burned House

Dinner with the Ambassador

Ibsen's Warning

Uneasy About the Germans: After the Wall

The Measure of the Man

Get It Right: Privatize Executions

Lost Horizon

The Good Old American Apple Pie

The Parable of the Stripper

Let's Privatize Congress

On Mark Twain's Chapters from My Autobiography

Clinton in Salem

Salesman at Fifty

The Crucible in History

The Price—The Power of the Past

Notes on Realism

Subsidized Theatre

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Centola, Steven R.
Centola, Steven R.
Miller, Arthur
Penguin Books
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