Death of a Salesman
Heinemann, 1994 - American drama - 117 pages
The play shows a series of chronological events which take place during one evening and the next day. At intervals throughout the play we see scenes from Willy's past enacted on the same stage set at the same time. On first consideration this seems more likely to confuse than reveal, but Miller had very strong reasons for staging the play in this way. Miller beli9eves that the past is not something which is now behind us.... he says the past is with us all the time, informing and influencing our actions and choices. If we are to understand Willy, we must be aware of the emotional burdens and the formative influences which he carries with him from the past.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - xuebi - LibraryThing
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller is a painful examination of the American Dream and how the pursuit of it can ultimately lead to destruction. Willy Loman, the destructively insecure protagonist ... Read full review
Review: Death of a Salesman: Certain Private Conversations in Two Acts & a RequiemUser Review - Jane - Goodreads
I really like the concept of the story as well as the writing. However, I could not sympathize with Willy after the big mystery behind the confrontation with his son is revealed. Read full review