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ECHOES DOWN THE CORRIDOR: COLLECTED ESSAYS, 1944-2000 - Scarce Pristine Copy of The First Hardcover Edition/First Printing

Miller, Arthur

Published by New York City, NY: Viking, 2000
ISBN 10: 0670893145 / ISBN 13: 9780670893140
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Title: ECHOES DOWN THE CORRIDOR: COLLECTED ESSAYS, ...

Publisher: New York City, NY: Viking, 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: no

Edition: 1st Edition.

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1st Printing. 332 pages. Published in 2000. Landmark collection of the author's essays. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Arthur Miller's "Echoes Down The Corridor". His finest and most important essays. "The distinguished playwright's personal dignity and decency resonate throughout this affecting collection. Best-known as the author of such modern classics as 'Death of a Salesman' and 'The Crucible', Miller has always been intensely engaged in the political and social issues of his day, not just in America but around the world. The 50 essays collected here range from atmospheric reminiscences of his childhood in Brooklyn and studies at the University of Michigan, to accounts of visits to China, the Soviet Union, and Turkey as an advocate for victims of governmental persecution. Deeply influenced by the radical culture of the 1930's and by his youth during the Depression, Miller has always been firmly on the political left. There are several references to his brush with McCarthyism in the 1950's and 'The Battle of Chicago' recounts his experiences as an anti-Vietnam War delegate at the 1968 Democratic Convention. Yet he has never succumbed to utopian notions of human and political perfectibility. The existence of evil is a given and the collection is haunted by the Holocaust, particularly the question of how much guilt the Germans as a nation must bear and how much can be attributed to passivity in the face of power and to the indifference to others' sufferings of which we all are capable" (Publishers Weekly). Arthur Miller died on February 11, 2005 at the age of 89, his place in American literature secure. An absolute "must-have" title for Arthur Miller collectors. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce copy thus. One the greatest American writers of the 20th century. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ARTHUR MILLER TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0670893145. Bookseller Inventory # 1555

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