Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman

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Harold Bloom
Chelsea House Publishers, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 169 pages
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An inquiry into the meaning of the American Dream, Death of a Salesman is Arthur Miller's most famous play and won him a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award. "Attention must be paid" to its lead character, Willy Loman (played over time by Lee J. Cobb, George C. Scott, Dustin Hoffman, and Brian Dennehy, among others), who has come to represent the middle-class struggle. Readers seeking in-depth analyses of this affecting drama will appreciate this fully updated Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations study. Offering at least 50 percent new material from the previous edition, it includes the best critical interpretations available on Miller's classic, collected from literary sources prized by librarians.

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Contents

Rhythm Between
13
Poet
57
Death of a Salesman at Fifty
67
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Harold Bloom was born on July 11, 1930 in New York City. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell in 1951 and his Doctorate from Yale in 1955. After graduating from Yale, Bloom remained there as a teacher, and was made Sterling Professor of Humanities in 1983. Bloom's theories have changed the way that critics think of literary tradition and has also focused his attentions on history and the Bible. He has written over twenty books and edited countless others. He is one of the most famous critics in the world and considered an expert in many fields. In 2010 he became a founding patron of Ralston College, a new institution in Savannah, Georgia, that focuses on primary texts. His works include Fallen Angels, Till I End My Song: A Gathering of Last Poems, Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life and The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of The King James Bible.

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