Death of a Salesman

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A Day in the 1940's

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Pop Culture Universe: The 1940's

The 1940s saw the United States enter World War II, the atomic age, and the Cold War; the beginning of a baby boom; and the rise of the middle class. Though Americans initially resisted World War II, it would dominate the decade.
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E-Book: Critical Companion to Arthur Miller: A Literary Reference to His Life and Work

Examines the life and works of Arthur Miller, including detailed synopses of a variety of his works, character descriptions, important places Miller lived and wrote about, and biographies of family, friends, and contemporaries

Arthur Miller: An Interview

From CVOD, in this exclusive interview with BBC, Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Arthur Miller speaks about his life and career. Beginning in New York, Miller traces his early years through the Great Depression, offering insights into how this lean time influenced his work. Film excerpts from Death of a Salesman, After the Fall, and A View from the Bridge are interwoven with Miller’s observations on the political and poetic nature of his plays and on the art of writing. A BBC Production.


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Texts we have available in the Library***:

About Arthur Miller:

Arthur Miller (Copy: 34180000107311) LIT. RES. 809 MILArthur Miller (Copy: 34180000305818) LIT. RES. 809 MILArthur Miller : 1915-1962 (Copy: 34180000307225) 812 BIGArthur Miller's Death of a salesman (Copy: 34180000112881) LIT. RES. 809 MILArthur Miller's Death of a salesman (Copy: 34180000302211) LIT. RES. 809 MILA student's guide to Arthur Miller (Copy: 34180000303550) LIT. RES. 809 MIL

Psychology Reference:

Psychology & behavioral health. Volume 1, Ability tests-Community psychology (Copy: 34180000307904) 150 PSY v. 1Psychology & behavioral health. Volume 2, Comorbidity-Health psychology (Copy: 34180000307924) 150 PSY v. 2Psychology & behavioral health. Volume 3, Hearing-Parental alienation syndrome (PAS) (Copy: 34180000307925) 150 PSY v. 3Psychology & behavioral health. Volume 4, Parenting and behavioral addictions-Sleep (Copy: 34180000307906) 150 PSY v. 4Psychology & behavioral health. Volume 5, Sleep apnea-Zimbardo, Philip (Copy: 34180000307905) 150 PSY v. 5Emotions, The Brain, and Memory:Willful blindness : why we ignore the obvious at our peril (Copy: 34180000306086) 153.7 HEFHow emotions are made : the secret life of the brain (Copy: 34180004002689) 152.4 BARIdentities and issues in literature. Volume 1, Abbey, Edward-Emergence of green, An (Copy: 34180000303466) 810.8 IDE v. 1Suicide in Arthur Miller's Death of a salesman (Copy: 34180000303375) LIT. RES. 809 MIL

American Dream:

The American dream (Copy: 34180004004545) LIT. RES. 809 BLOCrisis of faith (Copy: 34180000307022) LIT. RES. 809 BLOCritical approaches to literature : psychological (Copy: 34180000309030) LIT. RES. 809 BLOThe American dream : a short history of an idea that shaped a nation (Copy: 34180004001897) 973 CULThe American dream (Copy: 34180000308422) LIT. RES. 809 BLO

The 1940's

The 1940s (Copy: 34180000115982) 973.91 USCAmerica in the 1940s (Copy: 34180006001952) 973.9 LINAmerica in the 1940s (Copy: 34180006001960) 973.9 WILMen in the middle : searching for masculinity in the 1950s (Copy: 34180006002729) 305.3 GIL *about the '50s but with info about the 40's tooAmerican culture in the 1940s (Copy: 34180006001994) 306 FOE

General Literary Criticism:

Critical approaches to literature : feminist (Copy: 34180000309118) LIT. RES. 809 BLOCritical companion to Arthur Miller : a literary reference to his life and work (Copy: 34180000307014) LIT. RES. 809 MILCritical insights : Death of a salesman : by Arthur Miller (Copy: 34180000305158) LIT. RES. 809 MILWilly Loman (Copy: 34180000305174) LIT. RES. 809 MILThe Facts on File companion to American drama (Copy: 34180000302433) 809.2 BRY
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