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Common Reading

The common reading for all learning communities for fall 2015 is Arthur Miller's "Death of a Saleman".

From Sparknotes, "Death of a Salesman, Miller's most famous work, addresses the painful conflicts within one family, but it also tackles larger issues regarding American national values. The play examines the cost of blind faith in the American Dream. In this respect, it offers a postwar American reading of personal tragedy in the tradition of Sophocles' Oedipus Cycle. Miller charges America with selling a false myth constructed around a capitalist materialism nurtured by the postwar economy, a materialism that obscured the personal truth and moral vision of the original American Dream described by the country's founders."

Gumberg Library has a wealth of resources about the common reading this year that can be found here.