Books: Playwrights in Print

I DON'T NEED YOU ANY MORE by Arthur Miller. 240 pages. Viking. $5.

THE KNIGHTLY QU EST by Tennessee Williams. 183 pages. New Directions. $5.50.

Short-story collections have such notoriously poor sales records that U.S. publishers bring them out under a kind of duress. Either they are anxious to get an option on the first novel of a promising new writer or they are even more anxious to keep a bestselling novelist or playwright happy.

These two books clearly belong in the second category. In the U.S., writes Playwright Arthur Miller in his foreword, short stories are "ranked more or less as casual things...

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