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Eugene O'Neill: A Life in Four Acts

Robert M. Dowling
Format
Book
Published
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2014]
Language
English
ISBN
9780300170337, 0300170335
Summary
"A major new biography of the Nobel Prize-winning playwright whose brilliantly original plays revolutionized American theater"--
Contents
  • The Irish luck kid
  • "Life is a tragedy-- hurrah!"
  • The ghosts at the stage door. The treasures of Monte Cristo ; School days of an apostate ; Anarchist in the tropics ; Exorcism in New York ; Return to Monte Cristo ; The (love) sick apprentice ; It takes a village
  • "To be an artist or nothing." Washed ashore at land's end ; Below Washington Square ; "Turn back the universe" ; "The town is yours" ; Civilization unmasked ; The theatre F(r)eud
  • "The Broadway show shop." Prometheus unbound ; Draining bitter cups ; Note to the Ku Klux Klan ; "God's hard, not easy" ; The novelist behind the mask "Old Doc" at Loon Lodge ; The soliloquy is dead! Long live-- what?
  • Full fathom five. Uncharted seas ; L'Aeschylus du Plessis ; The Prodigal returns ; "The game isn't worth the candle" ; Pandora's box ; The tyranny of time ; silence's end ; "There's a lot to be said for being dead"
  • Journey into light
  • Appendix. Selected chronology of works (date completed).
Description
xi, 569 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Technical Details
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