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Death of a Salesman - Arthur Miller
Death of a Salesman
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Ever since it was first performed in 1949, Death of a Salesman has been recognized as a milestone of the American theater. In the person of Willy Loman, the aging, failing salesman who makes his living riding on a smile and a shoeshine, Arthur Miller redefined the tragic hero as a man whose... show more
Ever since it was first performed in 1949, Death of a Salesman has been recognized as a milestone of the American theater. In the person of Willy Loman, the aging, failing salesman who makes his living riding on a smile and a shoeshine, Arthur Miller redefined the tragic hero as a man whose dreams are at once insupportably vast and dangerously insubstantial. He has given us a figure whose name has become a symbol for a kind of majestic grandiosity—and a play that compresses epic extremems of humor and anguish, promise and loss, between the four walls of an American living room. "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
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140481341 (0140481346)
ASIN: 140481346
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 139
Edition language: English
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NerdyBirdie
NerdyBirdie rated it
3.0 Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
Make sure you don’t read the title of this play otherwise you’ll be spoiled!Okay. I don’t know how to start this. I’m pretty sure in it’s time, Death of a Salesman was an amazing play. But for now, I don’t really like anything or anyone except for Biff Loman. Willy Loman is just like any other man w...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.5 Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
bookshelves: classic, autumn-2015, play-dramatisation, radio-3, re-visit-2015, published-1949, pulitzer, north-americas, us-new-york, those-autumn-years, title-as-spoiler Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners Read from January 01, 1996 to October 17, 2015, read count: 2 http://www.bbc.co.uk/prog...
Cody's Bookshelf
Cody's Bookshelf rated it
4.0 DEATH OF A SALESMAN Review
What is the American Dream? Most people still think of it as financial stability and/or wealth. A house in the suburbs with a white picket fence. A husband or wife. Two kids. A dog. Grilling on lazy Sunday afternoons and bowling with the league after getting off work at five. This is the stereotypic...
Argentinian Bookworm
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4.0 Death of a Salesman
[3.5 stars]
The Blogging of a Book Addict
The Blogging of a Book Addict rated it
3.0 Death of a Salesman
Like most classic works, this is something everyone should read once. It's a little bit all over the place for my tastes, but heartbreaking and thought provoking as well. I feel as though seeing it performed would probably do it more justice than reading it did, but I definitely recommend taking it ...
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