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Death of a Salesman: Certain Private Conversations in Two Acts and a Requiem

Death of a Salesman: Certain Private Conversations in Two Acts and a Requiem

Examining American life and consumerism, this play sets forth what happens when a man does not have a grip on the forces of life.

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ISBN 9780141182742
Barcode 9780141182742
Published 1 July 2000 by Penguin
Format Paperback, New edition
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Author(s) By Miller, Arthur
Series Penguin Modern Classics (part: 64)
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ISBN-13 9780141182742
ISBN-10 0141182741
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Classics
Publication Date 1 July 2000
International Publication Date 30 March 2000
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Miller, Arthur
Series Penguin Modern Classics (part: 64)
Category Drama Texts, Plays
Number of Pages 128
Dimensions Width: 131mm
Height: 195mm
Spine: 8mm
Weight 90g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Sales personnel, United States, Drama
NBS Text Drama Texts, Plays & Screenplays
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 812.52
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

In the spring of 1948, Arthur Miller retreated to a log cabin in Connecticut with the first two lines of a new play already fixed in his mind. He emerged six weeks later with the final script of Death of a Salesman - a painful examination of American life and consumerism. Opening on Broadway the following year, Miller's extraordinary masterpiece changed the course of modern theatre. In creating Willy Loman, his destructively insecure anti-hero, Miller himself defined his aim as being 'to set forth what happens when a man does not have a grip on the forces of life.'

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 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
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)
US Review The author of Focus, and last year's Critics Circle Award-All My Sons with a new play which is the smashing sensation of the season and the most distinguished event in the theatre of this decade. (Kirkus Reviews)

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Author's Bio

Arthur Miller was born in New York City in 1915 and studied at the University of Michigan. His plays include All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953), A View from the Bridge and A Memory of Two Mondays (1955), After the Fall (1963), Incident at Vichy (1964), The Price (1968), The Creation of the World and Other Business (1972) and The American Clock. He has also written two novels, Focus (1945), and The Misfits, which was filmed in 1960, and the text for In Russia (1969), Chinese Encounters (1979), and In the Country (1977), three books of photographs by his wife, Inge Morath. His most recent works include a memoir, Timebends (1987), and the plays The Ride Down Mt. Morgan (1991), The Last Yankee (1993), Broken Glass (1993), which won the Olivier Award for Best Play of the London Season, and Mr. Peter's Connections (1998). He has twice won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, and in 1949 he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize.

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