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Death of a Salesman : Certain Private Conversations in Two Acts and A Requiem - Arthur Miller

Death of a Salesman

Certain Private Conversations in Two Acts and A Requiem


Published: 1st July 2000
For Ages: 13+ years old
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Arthur Miller's extraordinary masterpiece, Death of a Salesman changed the course of modern theatre, and has lost none of its power as an examination of American life and consumerism, published in Penguin Modern Classics. 'A man is not an orange. You can't eat the fruit and throw the peel away'. Willy Loman is on his last legs. Failing at his job, dismayed at his the failure of his sons, Biff and Happy, to live up to his expectations, and tortured by his jealousy at the success and happiness of his neighbour Charley and his son Bernard, Willy spirals into a well of regret, reminiscence, and a scathing indictment of the ultimate failure of the American dream, and the empty pursuit of wealth and success, is a harrowing journey. In creating Willy Loman, his destructively insecure anti-hero, Miller defined his aim as being 'to set forth what happens when a man does not have a grip on the forces of life'. If you enjoyed Death of a Salesman, you might like Tennessee Williams." This is a Streetcar Named Desire, also available in Penguin Modern Classics.

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)

ISBN: 9780141182742
ISBN-10: 0141182741
Series: Penguin Modern Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 13+ years old
For Grades: 8+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st July 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.1
Edition Number: 1