Death of a Salesman

picture of a book cover for Death of a Salesman

Merry Christmas to me. One of my Christmas gifts from Mugs and his wife was Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman”. WOW.

I’ve read through it for the first time during this past week, and now that I’m back in Richmond I plan to re-read it with a pencil for note taking. I won’t link it in the sidebar to Amazon because they don’t seem to carry the fantastic and gorgeous Penguin Classics edition pictured above (which I received).

This is the second play I’ve read in as many weeks (after “The Iceman Cometh” by Eugene O’Neill), and it’s my favorite so far. The tension throughout this short drama is so palpable that I was nervous from start to finish. I wish I could explain further, but I’m not yet prepared for commentary until I re-read it and gather my thoughts. In short, however, I was floored by the quality and content of this play.

One thought on “Death of a Salesman

  1. I absolutely love that play. You can’t help but feel a connection with both the salesman and his sons. Definitely one of my favorite writings.

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