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Eugene O'Neill

Playwright (16-Oct-1888 — 27-Nov-1953)


Doris Alexander. Eugene O'Neill's Creative Struggle: The Decisive Decade, 1924-1933. University Park, PA: Penn State Press. 1992. 339pp.

Doris Alexander. The Tempering of Eugene O'Neill. Harcourt, Brace & World. 1962. 300pp.

Doris Alexander. Eugene O'Neill's Last Plays: Separating Art from Autobiography. University of Georgia Press. 2005. 246pp.

Jennifer McCabe Atkinson. Eugene O'Neill: A Descriptive Bibliography. University of Pittsburgh Press. 1974. 410pp.

Stephen A. Black. Eugene O'Neill: Beyond Mourning and Tragedy. Yale University Press. 1999. 543pp.

Steven F. Bloom. Student Companion to Eugene O'Neill. Greenwood Publishing Group. 2007. 205pp.

Travis Bogard. Contour in Time: The Plays of Eugene O'Neill. Oxford University Press. 1988. 507pp.

Travis Bogard; Jackson R. Bryer (editors). Selected Letters of Eugene O'Neill. Limelight Editions. 1994. 601pp.

Travis Bogard; Jackson R. Bryer, (editors). The Theatre We Worked For: The Letters of Eugene O'Neill to Kenneth Macgowan. Yale University Press. 1982. 274pp.

Agnes Boulton. Part of a Long Story: Eugene O'Neill as a Young Man in Love. Peter Davies. 1958. 303pp. Memoir by O'Neill's second wife.

Croswell Bowen. The Curse of the Misbegotten: A Tale of the House of O'Neill. Hart-Davis. 1960. 384pp. With the assistance of Shane O'Neill.

Zander Brietzke. The Aesthetics of Failure: Dynamic Structure in the Plays of Eugene O'Neill. McFarland. 2001. 258pp.

Frederic I. Carpenter. Eugene O'Neill. Twayne. 1964. 192pp.

Jean Chothia. Forging a Language: A Study of the Plays of Eugene O'Neill. Cambridge University Press. 1979. 242pp.

Barrett Harper Clark. Eugene O'Neill: The Man and His Plays. R. M. McBride & Company. 1933. 218pp.

Olivia E. Coolidge. Eugene O'Neill: A Biography. Scribner. 1966. 223pp.

Harry Cronin. Eugene O'Neill, Irish and American: A Study in Cultural Context. Arno Press. 1976. 146pp.

John Patrick Diggins. Eugene O'Neill's America: Desire Under Democracy. University of Chicago Press. 2007. 305pp.

Edwin A. Engel. The Haunted Heroes of Eugene O'Neill. Harvard University Press. 1953. 310pp.

Mark W. Estrin (editor). Conversations with Eugene O'Neill. University Press of Mississippi. 1990. 242pp.

Doris V. Falk. Eugene O'Neill and the Tragic Tension: An Interpretive Study of the Plays. Rutgers University Press. 1958. 211pp.

Anne Fleche. Mimetic Disillusion: Eugene O'Neill, Tennessee Williams, and U. S. Dramatic Realism. University of Alabama Press. 1997.

Virginia Floyd. The Plays of Eugene O'Neill: A New Assessment. Frederick Ungar. 1987. 605pp.

Virginia Floyd (editor). Eugene O'Neill: A World View. F. Ungar. 1979. 309pp.

Horst Frenz. Eugene O'Neill. Ungar. 1971. 121pp.

Horst Frenz; Susan Tuck (editors). Eugene O'Neill's Critics: Voices from Abroad. Southern Illinois University Press. 1984. 225pp.

Donald Clifford Gallup. Eugene O'Neill and His Eleven-play Cycle: "A Tale of Possessors Self-dispossessed". Yale University Press. 1998. 306pp.

John Gassner. Eugene O'Neill. University of Minnesota Press. 1966. 48pp.

Ernest G. Griffin (editor). Eugene O'Neill: A Collection of Criticism. McGraw-Hill. 1975. 151pp.

Ann C. Hall. A Kind of Alaska: Women in the Plays of O'Neill, Pinter, and Shepard. Southern Illinois University Press. 1993. 146pp.

Tetsumaro Hayashi. Eugene O'Neill: Research Opportunities and Dissertation Abstracts. McFarland. 1983. 155pp.

John H. Houchin (editor). The Critical Response to Eugene O'Neill. Greenwood Press. 1993. 344pp.

William Davies King (editor). A Wind Is Rising: The Correspondence of Agnes Boulton and Eugene O'Neill. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. 2000. 328pp.

Clifford Leech. Eugene O'Neill. Grove Press. 1963. 120pp.

Ward B. Lewis. Eugene O'Neill: The German Reception of America's First Dramatist. P. Lang. 1984. 211pp.

Haiping Liu; Lowell Swortzell (editors). Eugene O'Neill in China: An International Centenary Celebration. Greenwood Press. 1992. 308pp.

Michael Manheim (editor). The Cambridge Companion to Eugene O'Neill. Cambridge University Press. 2006. 274pp.

Michael Manheim. Eugene O'Neill's New Language of Kinship. Syracuse University Press. 1982. 240pp.

James J. Martine (editor). Critical Essays on Eugene O'Neill. G. K. Hall. 1984. 214pp.

Marc Maufort. Eugene O'Neill and the Emergence of American Drama. Rodopi. 1989. 207pp.

Jordan Yale Miller. Eugene O'Neill and the American Critic: A Bibliographical Checklist. Archon Books. 1973. 553pp.

Joel Pfister. Staging Depth: Eugene O'Neill and the Politics of Psychological Discourse. University of North Carolina Press. 1995. 327pp.

John Henry Raleigh; Harry T. Moore. The Plays of Eugene O'Neill. Southern Illinois University Press. 1967. 304pp.

John Henry Raleigh. Eugene O'Neill: The Man and His Works. Forum House. 1969. 304pp.

Margaret Loftus Ranald. The Eugene O'Neill Companion. Greenwood Press. 1984. 827pp.

James A. Robinson. Eugene O'Neill and Oriental Thought: A Divided Vision. Southern Illinois University Press. 1982. 201pp.

Rolf Scheibler. The Late Plays of Eugene O'Neill. Francke. 1970. 222pp.

Edward L. Shaughnessy. Eugene O'Neill in Ireland: The Critical Reception. Greenwood Press. 1988. 221pp.

Thomas Siebold (editor). Eugene O'Neill. Thomson Gale. 1998. 192pp.

Tejpal Singh. Eugene O'Neill: Quest for Reality in His Plays. National Book Organisation. 1987. 201pp.

Richard Dana Skinner. Eugene O'Neill: A Poet's Quest. Russell & Russell. 1964. 242pp.

Madeline Smith; Richard Eaton. Eugene O'Neill: An Annotated Bibliography. Garland. 1988. 320pp.

Madeline C. Smith; Richard Eaton. Eugene O'Neill: An Annotated International Bibliography, 1973 Through 1999. McFarland. 2001. 242pp.

Egil Tornqvist. Eugene O'Neill: A Playwright's Theatre. McFarland. 2004. 262pp.

Sophus Keith Winther. Eugene O'Neill: A Critical Study. Random House. 1934. 301pp. Reprinted 1961 by Russell & Russell, 319pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  8. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.844)

  9. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.567)

  10. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.531)

  11. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1104)

  12. Webster's American Biographies (p.780)

  13. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.504)

  14. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.182)

  15. Twentieth Century Authors (p.1048)

  16. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.559)

  17. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.756)

  18. Obituaries from the Times 1951-1960 (p.543)

  19. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.546)

  20. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.378)

  21. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.505)

  22. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.3, p.569)

  23. The Reader's Encyclopedia of World Drama (pp.615-20)

  24. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.11)

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