12 February, 2005

Farewell to the man who had all the luck

Yesterday the world lost Arthur Miller. However, he will live on in our memories for his great plays, especially Death of a salesman (1949), which is today seen as one of the major achievements of modern American theatre.

I remember when my friends and I first saw the play enacted in Calcutta, we hotly debated Willy Loman's act. Was it cowardice or a true sacrifice? We never reached a consensus. Can anyone ever know?

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