Author(s): Jonathan Miller
Actor, doctor, sculptor, TV personality, director of both film and opera Sir Jonathan Miller's career covers a vast range of artistic endeavors and intellectual pursuits. Common amongst all of these trades, though, is Miller s exceptional talent for writing about them. Because his work has been published in locations as numerous and diverse as his interests, On Further Reflection is the necessary gathering-together of excerpts from Miller s best and most memorable pieces from the last six decades, and serves as a staggering indicator of the depth and variety of his preoccupations. The collection features his writing on mesmerism and neurology, art history and drama; it contains thoughts on how we interact with our own bodies, and how television changed in the wake of the Kennedy assassination. For each extract he provides a small introduction, placing the writing in the context of his work in the arts and sciences. Miller casts light on many oft-overlooked aspects of the world, and reminds us with his trademark wit and perception that to this day he is a unique presence on the cultural scene. A celebration of one of our finest minds, On Further Reflection brings together the best of Jonathan Miller for the first time in one collection."