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The tragedy of Loman the all-American dreamer and loser works eternally, on the page as on the stage. A lot of plays made history around 1949, but none have stepped out of history into the classic canon as Salesman has. Great as it was, Tennessee Williams's work can't be revived as vividly as this play still is, all over the world. (This edition has edifying pictures of Lee J. Cobb's 1949 and Brian Dennehy's 1999 performances.) It connects Aristotle, The Great Gatsby, On the Waterfront, David Mamet, and the archetypal American movie antihero. It even transcends its author's tragic flaw of pious preachiness (which undoes his snoozy The Crucible, unfortunately his most-produced play).
No doubt you've seen Willy Loman's story at least once. It's still worth reading. --Tim Appelo --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The American Dream is a great ideal. Some know the secret to success, to the full financial rewards of the dream; they leave everybody else in their wake, envious, yearning to... Read morePublished 17 hours ago by David Valentino
Came quickly and was well protected in shipping! Good book as well, but the story line can get quite repetitive at times. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Peter
This about a particular edition of Death of a Salesman -- the Penguin Plays hardcover version. (The play itself is one of my favorite pieces of writing in any form, which is why I... Read morePublished 1 month ago by x
Reviewing this book/play is a bit like reviewing Shakespeare! Like who am I to review Death of a Salesman? Read morePublished 1 month ago by P.K.Mardak
This book is required for a college course that I am taking. I use the Kindle version which I really like. I also enjoyed watching the play on You Tube.Published 1 month ago by Douglas J. Waite