RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 3143230 LA English T1 Death of a salesman : certain private conversations in two acts and a requiem A1 Miller, Arthur,, PB Penguin PP Harmondsworth, Eng.; New York YR 1976 SN 0140481346 9780140481341 AB The powerful drama of Willy Loman & his tragic end. Ever since it was first performed in 1949, Death of a Salesman has been recognized as a milestone of the American theater. In the person of Willy Loman, the aging, failing salesman who makes his living riding on a smile and a shoeshine, Arthur Miller redefined the tragic hero as a man whose dreams are at once insupportably vast and dangerously insubstantial. He has given us a figure whose name has become a symbol for a kind of majestic grandiosity-and a play that compresses epic extremes of humor and anguish, promise and loss, between the four walls of an American living room. "By common consent, this is one of the finest dramas in the whole range of the American theater."