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The Darfsteller And Other Stories

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Contents:
- The Darfsteller (1955)
- The Will (1954)
- Vengeance for Nikolai (1957) (variant of The Song of Marya)
- Crucifixus Etiam (1953)
- I, Dreamer (1953)
- The Lineman (1957)
- Big Joe and the Nth Generation (1952) (variant of It Takes a Thief)
- You Triflin' Skunk! (1955) (variant of The Triflin' Man)

Mass Market Paperback, 223 pages
Published July 1982 by Corgi Books
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Cheryl
Jun 16, 2018 marked it as wishlist-to-buy
Read the title story in another anthology, said this about it there:

A novelette that is brilliant, enchanting, literary, engaging, and very much ahead of its time. It's not even sexist, as we're led to expect that all fiction from the era is. Why have none of the other anthologies that I've read reprinted this short novel, by author of the well-known and deservedly lauded A Canticle for Leibowitz?! Don't be put off by the title. If you've ever felt pressured by the pace of technological advances
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George K.
Jul 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
Ο Γουόλτερ Μ. Μίλερ έγινε γνωστός στον χώρο της λογοτεχνίας, χάρη στο "A Canticle for Leibowitz", που είναι ένα από τα πιο πολυδιαβασμένα και κλασικά μυθιστορήματα επιστημονικής φαντασίας που κυκλοφόρησαν ποτέ. Το συγκεκριμένο μυθιστόρημα έχει βραβευτεί με το Hugo το 1961 και ανήκει στις διάφορες λίστες με τα καλύτερα βιβλία του είδους. Δυστυχώς, όμως, στην Ελλάδα κανένας εκδότης δεν φιλοτιμήθηκε να το βγάλει, κάτι εντελώς ακατανόητο και ανεξήγητο. Παρ'όλα αυτά, κυκλοφόρησε μια νουβέλα του, που ...more
Isabel (kittiwake)
Dec 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
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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James
Mar 04, 2017 rated it liked it
note: only read The Darfsteller
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Sep 18, 2015 rated it it was ok
Darfsteller
Cynthia L'Hirondelle
Jun 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful story written in 1955 about an actor who rebels against automation of the theatre.
Ευθυμία Δεσποτάκη
Το μπλέξιμο ανάμεσα στο θεατρικό και την πραγματικότητα ήταν απολαυστικό. Ο χαρακτήρας του ξεπεσμένου ηθοποιού μοναδικός. Νταρστέλλερ = ο ηθοποιός που βιώνει, δεν υποδύεται απλά το ρόλο.
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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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