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Presence: collected stories

Presence: collected stories

Miller, Arthur, 1915-2005

In his lifetime the great American playwright Arthur Miller published two highly regarded collections of stories, 'I Don't Need You Any More' (1967) and 'Homely Girl, a Life' (1995). Shortly after his death in 2005 a final collection, 'Presence' (2007), appeared. Now, all 18 of these stories are gathered together in one volume

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Bloomsbury, 2010
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Statement of responsibility: by Arthur Miller
ISBN: 1408804360, 9781408804360
Physical Description: 400 p. ; 20 cm.
Subject: Short stories.

Author note

Arthur Miller was one of America's greatest playwrights, whose works include Death of a Salesman, The Crucible, A View from the Bridgeand All My Sons. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. In addition to the plays, his many other books included fiction, essays and the autobiography Time Bends. Bloomsbury will also publish his Journalsin two volumes in 2011 and 2012.


'This collection reveals a maturing talent that never stopped growing and evolving'
Sunday Times||'What makes reading the book feel like gaining privileged access to Miller is that we constantly appear to be getting glimpses of the private doubts behind the bracing certainties - or, for some critics, the preachiness - of Miller's public life and plays … a fascinating and salutary companion piece to his stirring public utterances. ****'
Daily Telegraph||'Whether exploring the anxieties of childhood and separation, as in the award-winning I Don't Need You Any More, or examining the weight of past relationships on present ones, as in Homely Girl, A Life, Miller manages to be both succinct and descriptively bold'
Financial Times||'This volume of stories is an essential addition to the body of Arthur Miller's work, but it is more than that: it is an arresting self-portrait, unmediated by directors, actors, gossip columnists or biographers. The only thing wrong with it is that there isn't more of it'