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Author: Arthur Miller

Year Published: 1949

Type: Play

Genre: Drama

About the Title:

Death of a Salesman refers to the literal and metaphorical death of salesman Willy Loman. The title comes from a line in the play; a character is said to die "the death of a salesman, in his green velvet slippers" on his way to make another sale—a good death for a salesman.


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