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The Cambridge Companion to Eugene O'Neill
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List of illustrations; Notes on contributors; Chronology; List of plays and poems; Introduction Michael Manheim; 1. 'Celebrant of loss': Eugene O'Neill 1888-1953 Stephan A. Black; 2. O'Neill's philosophical and literary paragons Egil Toernqvist; 3. O'Neill and the theatre of his time Daniel J. Watermeier; 4. From trial to triumph: the early plays Margaret Loftus Ranald; 5. The middle plays James A. Robinson; 6. The late plays Normand Berlin; 7. Notable American stage productions Ronald Wainscott; 8. O'Neill on screen Kurt Eisen; 9. O'Neill's America: the strange interlude between the wars Brenda Murphy; 10. O'Neill's African and Irish-Americans: stereotypes or 'faithful realism'? Edward L. Shaugnessy; 11. O'Neill's female characters Judith E. Barlow; 12. 'A tale of possessors self-disposessed' Donald Gallup; 13. Trying to write the family play: autobiography and the dramatic imagination Jean Chothia; 14. The stature of Long Day's Journey Into Night Michael Manheim; 15. O'Neill and the cult of sincerity Matthew H. Wikander; 16. O'Neill criticism Michael Manheim; Select bibliography of full-length works; Index.

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Specially commissioned essays explore the life and work of Eugene O'Neill from his earliest writings to Long Day's Journey Into Night.

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"Manheim (Univ. of Toledo) provides an excellent overview of O'Neill's plays and adds to the great volume of critical analysis of the playwright's work." Choice

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