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Eugene O'Neill : beyond mourning and tragedy

Author: Stephen A Black
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Stephen Black presents a new understanding of Eugene O'Neill's life (1888-1953), from his troubled childhood and adolescence through a glacially slow period of mourning for his family to his ultimate emergence from the preoccupation with grief and loss that had pervaded his life and his writings. Black argues that O'Neill consciously and deliberately used playwriting as a medium of self-psychoanalysis - an endeavor  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
Named Person: Eugene O'Neill; Eugene O'Neill; Eugene O'Neill; Eugene O'Neill; Eugene O'Neill; Eugene O'Neill; Eugene O'Neill
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen A Black
ISBN: 0300076762 9780300076769
OCLC Number: 41580494
Description: xxiv, 543 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. James and Ella, 1845-1877 --
2. The Marriage, 1877-1884 --
3. The Sons of Monte Cristo, 1884-1895 --
4. The World Discovered and Rejected, 1895-1902 --
5. Growing Up at School and on the Streets, 1902-1907 --
6. Eugene Adrift, 1907-1911 --
7. A Stroll on the Bottom of the Sea, 1912 --
8. A Tragic Playwright in the Making, 1913-1914 --
9. Among God's Fools: In Love in New London and Cambridge, 1914-1915 --
10. The Road to Provincetown, September 1915-January 1918 --
11. Gene 'n' Aggie, 1918-1919 --
12. Beyond the Horizon, 1919-1920 --
13. After Papa Died, 1920-1922 --
14. Eugene in Mourning, 1923 --
15. O'Neill's Analysis, 1923-1924 --
16. Further Analysis, 1925 --
17. Changes, 1925-1927 --
18. Gene and Carlotta Abroad, 1927-1931 --
19. O'Neill's Breakdown, 1931-1934 --
20. Into the Summerhouse, 1935-1939 --
21. Tragedy and Beyond, 1939 --
22. Celebrant of Loss, 1939-1941 --
23. Beyond Mourning, 1942-1943 --
24. San Francisco and New York, 1943-1947 --
25. The Long Voyage Home, 1947-1953.
Responsibility: Stephen A. Black.
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"Stephen Black presents a new understanding of Eugene O'Neill's life (1888-1953), from his troubled childhood and adolescence through a glacially slow period of mourning for his family to his ultimate emergence from the preoccupation with grief and loss that had pervaded his life and his writings. Black argues that O'Neill consciously and deliberately used playwriting as a medium of self-psychoanalysis - an endeavor that led to the creation of some of the finest American plays ever written and, eventually, to a successful therapeutic outcome."--Jacket.

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