Death of a Salesman (Penguin Plays)

Death of a Salesman (Penguin Plays) Author Arthur Miller
ISBN-10 0140481346
ISBN-13 9780140481341
Year 0000-00-00
Pages 139
Language English
Publisher Penguin Books
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The Pulitzer Prize winning tragedy of a salesmans deferred American dreamEver 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 grandiosityand a play that compresses epic extremes 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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