Arthur Miller's Death of a salesman
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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Death of a Salesman at Fifty
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