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Glengarry Glen Ross, Mamet's 1983 look at the workings of a real-estate office, is an intense and unnerving glimpse into the lives of seven salesmen and the methods they use to "close" then-deals with unsuspecting buyers of worthless land The play was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and cemented Mamet's critical and commercial reputation.

Writing in Restaurants (1986) is one of Mamet's collections of essays. In it, he offers his own highly-charged opinions of the theater, Hollywood, and himself.

Although written in 1596 (almost 400 years before American Buffalo ), Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice also examines the ways in which different people think of "business" as a way to excuse their own aggression.

Arthur Miller's 1949 drama Death of a Salesman examines the almost-insignificant role that an average American plays m the world of "big business" and how his self-delusion and desire for success eventually leads to his suicide,

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