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Death of a Salesman

Death of a Salesman

Certain Private Conversations in Two Acts and a Requiem

  • Author: Arthur Miller
  • Publisher: Penguin Modern Classics
  • ISBN: 9780141182742
  • Category: American drama
  • Page: 112
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Arthur Miller's extraordinary masterpiece, Death of a Salesman changed the course of modern theatre, and has lost none of its power as an examination of American life and consumerism, published in Penguin Modern Classics. 'A man is not an orange. You can't eat the fruit and throw the peel away' Willy Loman is on his last legs. Failing at his job, dismayed at his the failure of his sons, Biff and Happy, to live up to his expectations, and tortured by his jealousy at the success and happiness of his neighbour Charley and his son Bernard, Willy spirals into a well of regret, reminiscence, and A scathing indictment of the ultimate failure of the American dream, and the empty pursuit of wealth and success, is a harrowing journey. In creating Willy Loman, his destructively insecure anti-hero, Miller defined his aim as being 'to set forth what happens when a man does not have a grip on the forces of life'. Arthur Miller (1915-2005), American dramatist, was born in New York City. In 1938 Miller won awards for his comedy The Grass Still Grows. His major achievement was Death of a Salesman, which won the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for drama and the 1949 New York Drama Critics' Circle Award. The Crucible was aimed at the widespread congressional investigation of subversive activities in the US; the drama won the 1953 Tony Award. Miller's autobiography, Timebends: A Life was published in 1987. If you enjoyed Death of a Salesman, you might like Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, also available in Penguin Modern Classics.

Othello

Othello

  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Desdemona (Fictitious character)
  • Page: 253
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Philip Allan Literature Guide (for A-Level): Death of a Salesman

Philip Allan Literature Guide (for A-Level): Death of a Salesman

  • Author: Anne Crow
  • Publisher: Philip Allan
  • ISBN: 1444153773
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 96
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Written by experienced A-level examiners and teachers who know exactly what students need to succeed, and edited by a chief examiner, Philip Allan Literature Guides (for A-level) are invaluable study companions with exam-specific advice to help you to get the grade you need. This full colour guide includes: - detailed scene summaries and sections on themes, characters, form, structure, language and contexts - a dedicated 'Working with the text' section on how to write about texts for coursework and controlled assessment and how to revise for exams - Taking it further boxes on related books, film adaptations and websites - Pause for thought boxes to get you thinking more widely about the text - Task boxes to test yourself on transformation, analysis, research and comparison activities - Top 10 quotes PLUS FREE REVISION RESOURCES at www.philipallan.co.uk/literatureguidesonline, including a glossary of literary terms and concepts, revision advice, sample essays with student answers and examiners comments, interactive questions, revision podcasts, flash cards and spider diagrams, links to unmissable websites, and answers to tasks set in the guide.

Timebends

Timebends

A Life

  • Author: Arthur Miller
  • Publisher: Grove Press
  • ISBN: 9780802146144
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 656
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The autobiography of the playwright covering his childhood, successes and failures in the theatre, and the sources and evolution of his plays and their productions, as well as his personal life.

Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman

Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman

  • Author: Eric Sterling
  • Publisher: Rodopi
  • ISBN: 904202450X
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 185
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Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, the third volume in the Dialogue series, covers six major and controversial topics dealing with Miller's classic play. The topics include feminism and the role of women in the drama, the American Dream, business and capitalism, the significance of technology, the legacy that Willy leaves to Biff, and Miller's use of symbolism. The authors of the essays include prominent Arthur Miller scholars such as Terry Otten and the late Steven Centola as well as young, emerging scholars. Some of the essays, particularly the ones written by the emerging scholars, tend to employ literary theory while the ones by the established scholars tend to illustrate the strengths of traditional criticism by interpreting the text closely. It is fascinating to see how scholars at different stages of their academic careers approach a given topic from distinct perspectives and sometimes diverse methodologies. The essays offer insightful and provocative readings ofDeath of a Salesman in a collection that will prove quite useful to scholars and students of Miller's most famous play.

Blink

Blink

The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

  • Author: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Publisher: Back Bay Books
  • ISBN: 9780316005043
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 320
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In his landmark bestseller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within. Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant-in the blink of an eye-that actually aren't as simple as they seem. Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept? Why do some people follow their instincts and win, while others end up stumbling into error? How do our brains really work-in the office, in the classroom, in the kitchen, and in the bedroom? And why are the best decisions often those that are impossible to explain to others?In Blink we meet the psychologist who has learned to predict whether a marriage will last, based on a few minutes of observing a couple; the tennis coach who knows when a player will double-fault before the racket even makes contact with the ball; the antiquities experts who recognize a fake at a glance. Here, too, are great failures of "blink": the election of Warren Harding; "New Coke"; and the shooting of Amadou Diallo by police. Blink reveals that great decision makers aren't those who process the most information or spend the most time deliberating, but those who have perfected the art of "thin-slicing"-filtering the very few factors that matter from an overwhelming number of variables.

Chinese Encounters

Chinese Encounters

  • Author: Inge Morath,Arthur Miller
  • Publisher: Viking Press
  • ISBN: 9780140057812
  • Category: China
  • Page: 252
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Morath's photographs of Chinese scenes from Peking to Shanghai are complemented and expanded upon by Miller's incisive, informative commentary on recent Chinese politics, artistic expression, and life

The Penguin Arthur Miller

The Penguin Arthur Miller

Collected Plays (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

  • Author: Arthur Miller
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101991976
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 1312
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To celebrate the centennial of his birth, the collected plays of America’s greatest twentieth-century dramatist in a beautiful bespoke hardcover edition In the history of postwar American art and politics, Arthur Miller casts a long shadow as a playwright of stunning range and power whose works held up a mirror to America and its shifting values. The Penguin Arthur Miller celebrates Miller’s creative and intellectual legacy by bringing together the breadth of his plays, which span the decades from the 1930s to the new millennium. From his quiet debut, The Man Who Had All the Luck, and All My Sons, the follow-up that established him as a major talent, to career hallmarks like The Crucible and Death of a Salesman, and later works like Mr. Peters’ Connections and Resurrection Blues, the range and courage of Miller’s moral and artistic vision are here on full display. This lavish bespoke edition, specially produced to commemorate the Miller centennial, is a must-have for devotees of Miller’s work. The Penguin Arthur Miller will ensure a permanent place on any bookshelf for the full span of Miller’s extraordinary dramatic career. The Penguin Arthur Miller includes: The Man Who Had All the Luck, All My Sons, Death of a Salesman, An Enemy of the People, The Crucible, A View from the Bridge, After the Fall, Incident at Vichy, The Price, The Creation of the World and Other Business, The Archbishop’s Ceiling, The American Clock, Playing for Time, The Ride Down Mt. Morgan, The Last Yankee, Broken Glass, Mr. Peters’ Connections, and Resurrection Blues. From the Hardcover edition.

World Poetry

World Poetry

An Anthology of Verse from Antiquity to Our Time

  • Author: Katharine Washburn,Clifton Fadiman
  • Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9780393041309
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 1338
  • View: 9099
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An anthology of the best poetry ever written contains more than sixteen hundred poems, spanning more than four millennia, from ancient Sumer and Egypt to the late twentieth century

Confronting Consumption

Confronting Consumption

  • Author: Thomas Princen,Michael Maniates,Ken Conca
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 9780262661287
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 382
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Essays that offer ecological, social, and political perspectives on the problem of overconsumption.

Danger, Memory!

Danger, Memory!

Two Plays

  • Author: Arthur Miller
  • Publisher: Grove Press
  • ISBN: 9780802151766
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 68
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In "Danger: Memory!" Two contrasting but thematically related one-act plays, I Can't Remember Anything and Clara, are concerned with remembrance. The first play portrays the shared and disputed recollections of two elderly friends, and Clara dramatizes the resistance to brutal present-day fact when a young woman's father speaks with a detective investigating her murder. Like all of Miller's plays, Danger: Memory! holds the powerful emotional charge and social perceptions associated with his work while reaching for one of the fundamental issues of mankind, the selective amnesia of the past.

Murder in the Rue Dumas

Murder in the Rue Dumas

A Verlaque and Bonnet Mystery

  • Author: M. L. Longworth
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101603186
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 304
  • View: 4747
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The second delightful Verlaque and Bonnet mystery—when a shocking murder rocks the theology department at Aix-en-Provence’s university, chief magistrate Antoine Verlaque is on the case The next book in the Verlaque & Bonnet Provençal Mystery series, The Curse of La Fontaine, will be available from Penguin in April 2017! When Dr. Georges Moutte is found mudrered, investigator Antoine Verlaque is stumped. Certainly the director of theology at the Université d’Aix had his enemies. Moutte was just about to name the recipient of an elite fellowship as well as his own successor—a highly coveted position—when his lips were sealed permanently. But Verlaque isn't convinced that anyone in the tiny community of academics is capable of murder. Aided by his on-again, off-again girlfriend, law professor Marine Bonnet, Berlaque must turn Provence upside down, uncovering a world far more complicated than university politics, to find the killer before it’s too late. A page-turning mystery that transports you to the south of France with its lush portrait of a charming seaside town, this continuation of the Verlaque and Bonnet series captivates. “What really makes Longworth’s writing special is her deep knowledge of French history, landscape, cuisine, and even contemporary cafes and restaurants. This is that rare atmospheric mystery that is street-wise and café-canny.” —Booklist (starred review) From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Memory of Two Mondays

A Memory of Two Mondays

Play in One Act

  • Author: Arthur Miller
  • Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9780822207474
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 51
  • View: 7225
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THE STORY: Writing of A MEMORY OF TWO MONDAYS, Chapman called it: a one-act fragment about people who work in an automobile parts warehouse in the early Roosevelt days. Properly speaking, it has no plot--yet something does happen to almost everybod

Poems of the Great War

Poems of the Great War

1914-1918

  • Author: Luigi Pirandello
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141925302
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 160
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Published to commemorate the eightieth anniversary of Armistice, this collection is intended to be an introduction to the great wealth of First World War Poetry. The sequence of poems is random - making it ideal for dipping into - and drawn from a number of sources, mixing both well-known and less familiar poetry.

Incident at Vichy

Incident at Vichy

  • Author: Arthur Miller
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0241960142
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 80
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In Vichy France, 1942, a group of men sit outside an office, waiting to be interviewed. The reason they have been pulled off the street and taken there is obvious enough. They are, for the most part, Jews. But how serious an offence this is, and how they are to suffer for it, is not clear, and they hope for the best. But as rumours pass between them of trains full of people locked from the outside and furnaces in Poland, and although they reassure themselves that nothing so monstrous could be true, their panic rises.

The Infatuations

The Infatuations

  • Author: Javier Marias
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307960730
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 352
  • View: 8582
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A New York Times Book Review Notable Book, NPR Great Reads, and Onion A.V. Club Best Book of 2013 Each day before work María Dolz stops at the same café. There she finds herself drawn to a couple who is also there every morning. Observing their seemingly perfect life helps her escape the listlessness of her own. But when the man is brutally murdered and María approaches the widow to offer her condolences, what began as mere observation turns into an increasingly complicated entanglement. Invited into the widow's home, she meets--and falls in love with--a man who sheds disturbing new light on the crime. As María recounts this story, we are given a murder mystery brilliantly encased in a metaphysical enquiry, a novel that grapples with questions of love and death, chance and coincidence, and above all, with the slippery essence of the truth and how it is told. This ebook edition includes a reading group guide.

The Strange Crime of John Boulnois

The Strange Crime of John Boulnois

  • Author: G K Chesterton
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141968516
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 80
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The colossus of crime leaned over to the little rustic priest with a sort of sudden interest. 'You have heard of it?' he asked. 'Where have you heard of it?' 'Well, I mustn't tell you his name, of course,' said the little man simply. 'He was a penitent, you know. He had lived prosperously for about twenty years entirely on duplicate brown-paper parcels. And so, you see, when I began to suspect you, I thought of this poor chap's way of doing it at once.' 'Began to suspect me?' repeated the outlaw with increased intensity. 'Did you really have the gumption to suspect me just because I brought you up to this bare part of the heath?' 'No, no,' said Brown with an air of apology. 'You see, I suspected you when we first met. It's that little bulge up the sleeve where you people have the spiked bracelet.' 'How in Tartarus,' cried Flambeau, 'did you ever hear of the spiked bracelet?' 'Oh, one's little flock, you know!' said Father Brown, arching his eyebrows rather blankly. One of detective fiction's most idiosyncratic and best-loved characters, G. K. Chesterton's Father Brown is both a diminutive, genial clergyman and a master sleuth. In these two stories involving the ingenious, unobtrusive priest, a murdered man denounces his killer with his dying breaths, and a brilliant French inspector follows a trail of gentil carnage across London. This book includes The Strange Crime of John Boulnois and The Blue Cross.

Arthur Miller's collected plays

Arthur Miller's collected plays

with an introduction

  • Author: Arthur Miller
  • Publisher: Viking Pr
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 439
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Presents six dramatic works of Arthur Miller including an introduction explaining the genesis and the execution of each play

Oxford Literature Companions: An Inspector Calls

Oxford Literature Companions: An Inspector Calls

  • Author: Su Fielder,Peter Buckroyd
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 9780198390411
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 96
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Oxford Literature Companions offer student-friendly support for set texts. This full colour guide to 'An Inspector Calls' is ideal for use in the classroom or as revision, providing insight into characters, themes and contexts, together with activities designed to prompt a closer analysis of the writer's language and techniques.

Romance of the Thin Man and the Fat Lady

Romance of the Thin Man and the Fat Lady

  • Author: Robert Coover
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141195924
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 112
  • View: 3829
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Robert Coover's imagination blisteringly combines the sinister and the hilarious - in writing both wildly energetic and cruelly vaudevillian. In these three short stories, he conjures macabre scenes of a troubled circus romance, of a brutally comic traffic accident, and of a single night of babysitting where every hope or threat of violence or sex is done and undone.