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This is a group to meet fellow Classic Book Lovers in or around Ellicott City, MD. Every month we'll choose a great piece of classic fiction (less than 300 pages) and meet to discuss and share our thoughts on literature that's stood the test of time.

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Sat. March 9, 10:30 a.m.: Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman (Play)

Join us Saturday, March 9, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Jaxon Edwin coffee bar (2nd floor) in downtown historic Ellicott City. We'll discuss Arthur Miller's play "Death of a Salesman" written in 1949. About 139 pages. Discussion will be open and unstructured. Please come even if you don't find time to finish. Looking forward to meeting you! About $4 Used and $9 New. Check out https://www.bookfinder.com/ to find online sellers. Also many copies in the Howard County library system - https://hclibrary.org/ ABOUT THE BOOK (from amazon.com): The Pulitzer Prize-winning tragedy of a salesman’s deferred American dream 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." —Brooks Atkinson, The New York Times "So simple, central, and terrible that the run of playwrights would neither care nor dare to attempt it." —Time About the Author (from wikipedia): Arthur Asher Miller (October 17, 1915 – February 10, 2005) was an American playwright, essayist, and a major figure in the twentieth-century American theater. Among his most popular plays are All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953) and A View from the Bridge (1955, revised 1956). He wrote several screenplays and was most noted for his work on The Misfits (1961). The drama Death of a Salesman has been numbered on the short list of finest American plays in the 20th century. Miller was often in the public eye, particularly during the late 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s. During this time, he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for Drama, testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee and was married to Marilyn Monroe. In 1980, Miller received the St. Louis Literary Award from the Saint Louis University Library Associates.[1][2] He received the Prince of Asturias Award, the Praemium Imperiale prize in 2002 and the Jerusalem Prize in 2003,[3] as well as the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Lifetime Achievement Award. Feel free to contact Katlin at [masked] with any questions.

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