Echoes Down the Corridor

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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 332 pages
  • 154.94 x 233.68 x 20.32mm | 385.55g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • The Penguin Press
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0142000051
  • 9780142000052
  • 791,399

About Arthur Miller

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.
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Table of contents

Echoes Down The CorridorPreface
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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