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Death of a salesman : certain private conversations in two acts and a requiem
Miller, Arthur
Adult Nonfiction PS3525.I5156 D4 1999

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Summary: The Pulitzer Prize-winning tragedy of a salesman's deferred American dream Willy Loman, the protagonist of Death of a Salesman , has spent his life following the American way, living out his belief in salesmanship as a way to reinvent himself. But somehow the riches and respect he covets have eluded him. At age 63, he searches for the moment his life took a wrong turn, the moment of betrayal that undermined his relationship with his wife and destroyed his relationship with Biff, the son in whom he invested his faith. Willy lives in a fragile world of elaborate excuses and daydreams, conflating past and present in a desperate attempt to make sense of himself and of a world that once promised so much. Since it was first performed in 1949, Arthur Miller's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about the tragic shortcomings of an American dreamer has been recognized as a milestone of the theater. "By common consent, this is one of the finest dramas in the whole range of the American theater." -Brooks Atkinson, The New York Times "So simple, central, and terrible that the run of playwrights would neither care nor dare to attempt it." - Time This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction by Christopher W. E. Bigsby.


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