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Eugene O'Neill's America : desire under democracy

Author: John P Diggins
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A compelling intellectual and cultural history of Eugene O'Neill's role in and contribution to American culture.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Eugene O'Neill; Eugene O'Neill; Eugene O'Neill
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John P Diggins
ISBN: 9780226148809 0226148807
OCLC Number: 71552508
Description: xv, 305 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Knowers unknown to ourselves --
The misery of the misbegotten --
The playwright as thinker --
Anarchism: the politics of the "long loneliness" --
Beginnings of American history --
"Lust for possession" --
Possessed and self-dispossessed --
"Is you a nigger, nigger?" --
"The merest sham": women and marriage --
Religion and the death of death --
"The Greek dream in tragedy is the noblest ever" --
Waiting for hickey --
The theater as temple.
Responsibility: John Patrick Diggins.
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In the face of relentless American optimism, Eugene O'Neill's plays reveal an America many would like to ignore, a place of seething resentments, where failure and disappointment are the norm and the  Read more...

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"This will be an essential book for all who seek to know the political dimensions of O'Neill's work and view of the world." - Stephen A. Black, author of Eugene O'Neill: Beyond Mourning and Tragedy Read more...

 
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