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Death of a Salesman: Certain Private Conversations in Two Acts and a Requiem (Penguin Modern Classics) 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 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


About the Author: Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller 1915 2005 was born in New York City in 1915 and studied at the University of Michigan During his lifetime he was celebrated as the pre eminent playwright of his generation and won numerous awards for his work including two New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, two Emmy awards and three Tony Awards for his plays, as well as a Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement His 1949 play Death of a Salesman was the first play to scoop all three major US awards the New York Critics Circle Award, a Tony Award for Best Author and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama His many plays include All My Sons, Death of a Salesman, The Crucible, A View from the Bridge, A Memory of Two Mondays, After the Fall, Incident at Vichy, The Price, The Creation of the World and Other Business, and The American Clock later plays include Broken Glass, Resurrection Blues and the aptly titled Finishing the Picture His other published work includes the novel Focus, The Misfits which was filmed in 1960, two collections of short stories, the memoir Timebends and various volumes of non fiction including three books in collaboration with his wife, photographer Inge Morath.



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