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By Arthur Miller | Comments: ( 874 ) | Date: ( Dec 13, 2019 )

The collected short fiction of America s leading dramatist of the 20th century in a Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition Though best known for creating some of the greatest dramas of the twentieth century, Arthur Miller was also a master of the short story Initially published in prestigious venues like the New Yorker, the Atlantic, and Esquire, his fiction constitutes a fasciThe collected short fiction of America s leading dramatist of the 20th century in a Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition Though best known for creating some of the greatest dramas of the twentieth century, Arthur Miller was also a master of the short story Initially published in prestigious venues like the New Yorker, the Atlantic, and Esquire, his fiction constitutes a fascinating and indispensable portion of his life s work Presence Collected Stories revives and reintroduces these masterly works, making available in one volume stories previously scattered across various collections Here, as in his best plays, Miller pulls apart the threads of American life with tender humanism and unmatched psychological realism These stories build on the landscape of Miller s drama, of Broadway dives and Brooklyn shipyards where businessmen, writers, bums, and blue collar workers struggle for self worth This vital collection celebrates not just the Miller we know through his most often performed plays, but the whole of his astounding depth as an artist For than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English speaking world With than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up to date translations by award winning translators.


  • Title: Presence: Collected Stories
  • Author: Arthur Miller
  • ISBN: 9780143108474
  • Page: 286
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Arthur Miller

Arthur Asher Miller was an American playwright and essayist He was a prominent figure in American literature and cinema for over 61 years, writing a wide variety of plays, including celebrated plays such as The Crucible, A View from the Bridge, All My Sons, and Death of a Salesman, which are still studied and performed worldwide Miller was often in the public eye, most famously for refusing to give evidence against others to the House Un American Activities Committee, being the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama among other awards, and for marrying Marilyn Monroe At the time of his death, Miller was considered one of the greatest American playwrights.



Comments Presence: Collected Stories

  • Infada Spain

    Ένα κι ένα όλα τα διηγήματα του Arthur Miller, που είναι και τα τελευταία της ζωής του. Αν έπρεπε να επιλέξω ένα από αυτά τα μικρά διαμαντάκια ως το πιο αγαπημένο μου, θα δυσκολευόμουν πολύ, μα νομίζω θα επέλεγα το ομότιτλοή ίσως το προτελευταίοή μάλλοναδυνατώ να διαλέξω :)


  • Siv30

    """ההתחשבות המוחלטת של מעמקי האוקיינוס עוררה אותו. שום דבר בחיים לא היה כה דחוס ברגש, כה חכם ומשטה בעונג ליטופיו המרגיעים, בעוד מזגו הרצחני אוצר שינאה."" (""נוכחות"" עמ` 135) ארתור מילר תמיד יזכר אצלי בזכות ""כולם היו בני"", שהיה המחזה הראשון שצלחתי באנגלית ואחר כך בעברית. ואז עוד עשרו [...]


  • Jacob

    February 2009A fine collection of stories. I'll admit, I didn't expect much from this at first: I am not very familiar with Arthur Miller (I've read two of his plays at most) and I suppose, looking at his vast collection of works, I expected somethingoverblown? Old and tired? Pretentious, perhaps? Well, shows how little I know of Arthur Miller. The stories in this posthumous collection--his last works--are oddly comforting, in a way. There is a quiet and dignified feeling to them, almost humble. [...]


  • Michelle

    Presence: StoriesArthur MillerContemporty Fiction164 pagescopyright: 2004isbn: 978-0-670-03828-2An unforgettable collection of a master storyteller's final worksThroughout his life, Arthur Miller, one of the foremost dramatists of the twentieth century, wrote highly regarded fiction—from his early novel Focus to two collections, I Don't Need You Anymore and Homely Girl. In Presence, a posthumous gathering of his last published stories, he reveals the same profound insight, humanism, and empath [...]


  • Dana

    Some of the stories were so beautiful, others were a little too dull for me. Overall a very coherent selection of short stories though.


  • Keith Willcock

    Miller describes these short stories as accounts of things seen from various distances. I assume this means from various ages and stages of his life and indeed they encompass a wide range of themes including the original story of The Misfits.Despite the diverse nature of the stories there is within each of them a sensuality, a power and yes, a spirituality that disturbs one's carefully constructed defenses. These are deeply moving accounts of the human drama viewed from inside the characters' mi [...]


  • Mainon

    So, you've known that Arthur Miller was a bit of a genius at sad stories ever since Death of a Salesman. These stories are a little bit random -- I've rarely felt so melancholy as when contemplating his tale of beavers trying to build a dam while avoiding being shot by hunters -- but each packs a punch. And despite the broad range of settings and plots, many of these seem very real, as though I actually read them as long-form human interest stories in the New Yorker. Wait, was there really a guy [...]


  • Bee Halton

    Arthur Miller is more known for his plays like "Death of a Salesman" which I had to read in school. I really liked it. I think he had a wonderful knowledge about human life in all its glory but also its lowness and a brilliant way of bringing it on stage.When I saw this collection of short stories in the library I just had to read it. And I did not regret it.Stories so full of pain, love, frustration and hope not many every had the talent to describe those as close to life as he does. Certainly [...]


  • Mateo

    These stories have revived a faith in the good old fashioned short story I haven't felt for a decade. Though recently published, they read like contemporaries with Salinger, early Roth, or other powerfully controlled voices. Each situation takes on mythic proportions within the shadowy poetics of reality. You are really going to like these stories.


  • Melissa

    Miller's stories drive home themes regarding the purpose of man. One in this collection seemed to take it one step further and actually question the purpose of nature. Great read for any Arthur Miller fan!


  • Lsilberman

    Short-story anthology. Strangest, perhaps: The Performance, in which a professional tap-dancer is commissioned to do a special command performance before an audience that turns out to be Hitler, then has to flee Germany before Hitler realizes that he's Jewish.


  • Amr Moneib

    The book is amazing. I loved the bare manuscript and the performance the most. How can you not like a story that stars Hitler. What about story where a lady plays the role of a notebook that inspires the writer. Easy going and mood elevating.


  • Jennifer

    I read the story "Beavers" several years ago in Harpers magazine, and have thought about it intermittently ever since. So, I finally figured I would track a version of it down to re-read. Still love that story, and all the others in this collection. Very poignant portrayals of human nature.


  • Avital

    Arthur Miller is such a master of writing. I loved the stories, and what left me full of admiration was their endings. The story itself seems to advance leisurely without a destination, and then, an ending that doesn't even seem related, give it all a new layer and significance.


  • Wilde Sky

    I found this collection to be disappointing. The writing and wordplay are good, but the stories are not as strong as they could be.


  • Matt

    Good fiction, learned a couple important lessons from it. As far as plot and charaters go, though, if this didn't have Miller's name on it I don't think it would get much attention


  • Shanil

    Great character evolutions.Simple stories with great character presence.


  • latner3

    Legitimism to the great American writer.


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