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The Darfsteller And Other Stories

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Contents:
7 • The Darfsteller • (1955) • novelette by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
68 • The Will • (1954) • shortstory by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
83 • Vengeance for Nikolai • (1957) • novelette by Walter M. Miller, Jr. (variant of The Song of Marya)
103 • Crucifixus Etiam • (1953) • shortstory by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
122 • I, Dreamer • (1953) • shortstory by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
134 •
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Mass Market Paperback, 223 pages
Published July 1982 by Corgi Books
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He shook his head. 'This play, Jade —"The Anarch," well—' He glanced miserably toward the stage.
Memory struck her suddenly. She breathed a compassionate ummm. 'The attempted revival, ten years ago — you were to be Andreyev. Oh, Thorny, I'd forgotten.'
'It's all right.' He wore a carefully tailored martyr's smile.


I have read this short story collection at least twice before, and remembered all the stories except one quite well.

The Darfsteller
Theatre is no longer performed by actors, but by mannequ
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From the Wikipedia article, "Walter M. Miller, Jr.":

Miller was born in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Educated at the University of Tennessee and the University of Texas, he worked as an engineer. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps as a radioman and tail gunner, flying more than fifty bombing missions over Italy. He took part in the bombing of the Benedictine Abbey at Monte Cassino,
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