Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman

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Author: Eric Sterling

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 904202450X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 185

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Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, the third volume in the Dialogue series, covers six major and controversial topics dealing with Miller's classic play. The topics include feminism and the role of women in the drama, the American Dream, business and capitalism, the significance of technology, the legacy that Willy leaves to Biff, and Miller's use of symbolism. The authors of the essays include prominent Arthur Miller scholars such as Terry Otten and the late Steven Centola as well as young, emerging scholars. Some of the essays, particularly the ones written by the emerging scholars, tend to employ literary theory while the ones by the established scholars tend to illustrate the strengths of traditional criticism by interpreting the text closely. It is fascinating to see how scholars at different stages of their academic careers approach a given topic from distinct perspectives and sometimes diverse methodologies. The essays offer insightful and provocative readings ofDeath of a Salesman in a collection that will prove quite useful to scholars and students of Miller's most famous play.

Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman

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Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Chelsea House Pub

ISBN: 9780791093023

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 169

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A critical overview of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play features the writings of Christopher Bigsby, Frank Ardolino, Terry Otten, and other scholars.

Miller: Death of a Salesman

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Author: Brenda Murphy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521478656

Category: Drama

Page: 246

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The first critical history of one of American theatre's most famous plays, Death of a Salesman.

Death of a Salesman

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Author: Arthur Miller

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474225578

Category: Drama

Page: 192

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Death of a Salesman is Miller's tragic masterpiece and one of the greatest plays of the twentieth century. Awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1949, the play remains a classic work of literature and drama that is studied and performed around the world. This critical edition offers a wealth of authoritative and helpful commentary by one of the leading international Miller scholars. Prepared in consultation with the author's estate, it is the definitive edition of the work. Willy Loman is an ageing travelling salesman haunted and driven by empty dreams of prosperity and success. Justly celebrated as one of the most famous dramatisations of the failure of the American Dream, the play's moral and political purpose is perfectly counterbalanced by a powerful and moving human drama of a man trying to make his way in the world and of the human flaws that lead to the shattering of his family and of their idol. This Student Edition features an extensive introduction by Enoch Brater which makes it the perfect edition for students of literature and drama. It includes a chronology of Miller's life and times; a summary of the plot, commentary on the characters, themes, language and context, a production history of the play and questions for further study.

Death of a Salesman

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Author: Iain Sinclair

Publisher: Insight Publications

ISBN: 192141183X

Category: Education

Page: 68

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Insight Study Guides are written by experts and cover a range of popular literature, plays and films. Designed to provide insight and an overview about each text for students and teachers, these guides endeavor to develop knowledge and understanding rather than just provide answers and summaries.

Arthur Miller - Death of a Salesman/The Crucible

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Author: Stephen Marino

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137429801

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 198

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This guide surveys the criticism surrounding two of Arthur Miller's most popular and widely-studied plays. From initial theatre reviews to twenty-first-century scholarship, Stephen Marino examines the major debates and trends of critical inquiry providing an essential resource for anyone with an interest in Miller's work.

Twentieth century interpretations of Death of a salesman

a collection of critical essays

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Author: Helene Koon

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 115

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Essays examine the themes, structure, social significance, artistic influences, and historical background of Arthur Miller's classic drama

Miller Plays: 1

All My Sons; Death of a Salesman; The Crucible; A Memory of Two Mondays; A View from the Bridge

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Author: Arthur Miller

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474225411

Category: Drama

Page: 448

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Reissued with a new jacket to mark the publication of the sixth and final collection of Miller's plays, this volume contains four of the most important and famous plays of the American theatre. All five plays were written by Arthur Miller within a ten-year period which began with his first Broadway hit in 1947: 'With the production of All My Sons, wrote Brooks Atkinson in the New York Times, 'the theatre has acquired a genuine new talent.' This hit was followed by an even greater play: Death of a Salesman. 'A great play of our day', wrote the New York Herald Tribune and the play has gone on to become the classic American tragedy of Willy Loman, a salesman who becomes disillusioned with the American dream. The Crucible (1953) was produced during the McCarthy era and became a parable of the witch-hunting practises of a government rooting out Communists. A View from the Bridge (1955) concerns the lives of longshoremen in the Brooklyn waterfront and has remained one of Miller's most produced plays. A Memory of Two Mondays, a one-act play, was written as a companion piece to A View from the Bridge. 'The greatest American dramatist of our age'. Evening Standard

Suicide in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman

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Author: Alicia Cafferty Lerner,Adrienne Wilmoth Lerner

Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780737740196

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 199

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Presents essays that examine the treatment of suicide in "Death of a Salesman," discussing such topics as alienation, the lack of meaning in contemporary industrial society, and the power of the American Dream.