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Title Closers : great American writers on the art of selling / edited by Mike Tronnes.

Imprint New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, 1998.


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 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  810.8035238 C624    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xiii, 348 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents Competitor [excerpts] / Thomas Bontly -- Handsome Brown's day off / Erskine Caldwell -- Autobiography of a drummer / John Cheever -- Mulching of America [excerpts] / Harry Crews -- Smile of a turtle / Rick DeMarinis -- Through a glass darkly / Peter De Vries -- Harry / William Saroyan -- Collectors / Raymond Carver -- Sales pitch / Philip K. Dick -- Jeopardy / Michael Dorris -- My brother's keeper / Seymour Epstein -- Roast beef medium [excerpts] / Edna Ferber -- Unswept emptiness / M. F. K. Fisher -- Independence day [excerpts] / Richard Ford -- Glengarry Glen Ross [excerpts] / David Mamet -- Can I just sit here for a while? / Ron Hansen -- Ladies' man [excerpts] / Richard Price -- Elmer Gantry [excerpts] / Sinclair Lewis -- Rug merchant [excerpts] / Phillip Lopate -- 200,000 dozen pairs of socks / William Price Fox -- Story Mac told / Jack Matthews -- Death of a salesman [excerpts] / Arthur Miller -- Likely houses / Lucia Nevai -- Good country people / Flannery O'Connor -- How can I tell you? / John O'Hara -- Blue island / J. F. Powers -- Think big / Christopher Zenowich -- Rabbit is rich [excerpts] / John Updike -- Company / Thomas Wolfe -- Death of a traveling salesman / Eudora Welty.
Summary Stories on a subject long at the heart of our commercial culture, the salesman. They show that whether peddling brushes, or insurance, or religion, or siding, the salesman has stuck his foot firmly in the door of our literature. Includes authors from Arthur Miller to Tom Wolfe.
Subject Sales personnel -- Literary collections.
Selling -- Literary collections.
American literature -- 20th century.
Added Author Tronnes, Mike.
ISBN 0312180683

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