Books: All About Eve

MILTON'S PARADISE LOST

A Screen Play for the Cinema of the Mind

by JOHN COLLIER

144 pages. Knopf. $6.95. Paperback $2.95.

"It won't exactly be First Tango in Eden," John Collier says, conceding that his new script for Milton's Paradise Lost will not be as fleshly as most film epics of our day. Collier is sitting in a rented house in London.

He is a small, neat, wryly formidable man of 72, not unlike the short, chilly fantasies he writes—and he brightens up a bit as he adds: "I've steered clear of God. He was an incredible sadist. He created hell and that...

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