People, Dec. 25, 1978


"They are like people coming out of a dream, blinking in the light," says Playwright Arthur Miller of the artists, film makers and writers he has been interviewing in China. The author of Death of a Salesman spent a month gathering material for a book, Chinese Encounters, a joint venture with his photographer wife Inge Morath. "I found them remote and totally cut off," Miller said of his subjects. Until the government's recent liberalizing trend, they were "sequestered on farms feeding pigs." Although none of the Chinese Miller met knew of his work,...

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