Selling may be the defining activity of our society. And the salesperson--the lonely, door-to-door drummer, peddling brushes or insurance or religion or siding--has snuck his foot firmly in the door of our literature. Closers collects the work of many of America's finest literary voices on a subject long at the heart of our commercial culture. Deemed "an excellent anthology" by Christopher Hitchens of the Los Angeles Times, Closers includes pieces that have shaped our vision of the salesman's life--including sections from Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman and David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross--along with memorable fiction from writers as well-known and diverse as Raymond Carver, John Cheever, M.F.K. Fisher, Flannery O'Connor, Richard Prrice, Eudora Welty, and Thomas Wolfe. What emerges is a provocative book that celebrates and challenges our feeling about the selling life.