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Appendix: Earliest Secondary Works Through 1938

Ahlgren, Stig. ‘Eugene O’Neills författarskap.’ Ord och Bild 46 1937 175-82

Aronstein, Philipp. ‘Eugene O’Neill.’ Neuphilologische Monatsschrift 1 1930 311-25, 376-82

Bab, Julius. ‘Eugene O’Neill—as Europe sees America’s foremost playwright.’ Theatre Guild Magazine 9 Nov 1931 11-15; repr. on pp 347-52 in Cargill

Baker, George Pierce. ‘O’Neill’s first decade.’ Yale Review 15 1926 789-92; repr. on pp 244-47 in Cargill

Baughan, E. A. ‘Plays of Eugene O’Neill.’ Fortnightly Review 113 1923 852-60

Brie, Friedrich. ‘Eugene O’Neill als Nachfolger der Griechen.’ Germanisch-Romanische Monatsschrift 21 1933 46-59  (on Mourning Becomes Electra)

Brown, John Mason. Dramatis personae. NY: Viking, 1963, 39-53: ‘O’Neill and God’s angry eye’ (reprint of ‘Eugene O’Neill’ in his Upstage: the American theatre in performance. NY: Norton, 1930, 60-77 ) [M110-111]

Bruestle, Beaumont. ‘Eugene O’Neill—playwright.’ Susquehanna University Studies 3 1938 95-100

Bruns, Friedrich. Die amerikanische Dichtung der Gegenwart. Leipzig: Teubner, 1930, 111-24: ‘Eugene O’Neill’

Cestre, Charles. ‘La dernière oeuvre dramatique d’Eugène O’Neill.’ Revue Anglo-Américaine 4 1926 118-21 (The Great God Brown)

-----. ‘Eugène O’Neill et les surgissements du tréfonds.’ Revue Anglo-Américaine 6 1928 131-44

Clark, Barrett H. ‘Aeschylus and O’Neill.’ English Journal 21 1932 699-710 [M416]

-----. Eugene O’Neill. NY: Robert McBride, 1926. 110 pp (first of several editions of this landmark study, the last of which is listed in section I above)

Cohen, Helen L. ‘Introduction [to Where the Cross Is Made].’ Pp 311-28 in Cohen, ed. More one-act plays by modern authors. NY: Harcourt, Brace, 1927 (detailed comparison with Gold)

Comarnescu, Pierre. ‘Le drame de la vie et de la conaissance dans l’oeuvre du dramaturge américain Eugène O’Neill.’ Revue Hebdomadaire 47 1938 311-29

Corbin, John. ‘O’Neill and Aeschylus.’ Pp 159-70 in Erich A. Walter, ed. Essay annual. Chicago: Scott, Foresman, 1933 (from Saturday Review of Literature 8 1932 693-95 [M171])

Dansereau, Pierre M. ‘Notes sur O’Neill.’ Idées (Montreal) 1 1935 211-20

De Pue, Elva. ‘The tragedy of O’Neill.’ Figure in the Carpet 1 iv 1928 18-25

Deutsch, Helen, & Stella Hanau. The Provincetown: a study of the theatre. NY: Farrar & Rinehart, 1931. 313 pp [M116]

Dickinson, Thomas H. Playwrights of the new American theatre. NY: Macmillan, 1925, 56-123: ‘The playwright unbound: Eugene O’Neill’ [M116] (by far the longest treatment of O’Neill up to 1925)

Dobrée, Bonamy. ‘The plays of Eugene O’Neill.’ Southern Review 2 1937 435-46 [M174]

Dony, Françoise. ‘La tragédie d’Eugène O’Neill et l’idée de fatalité.’ Revue de l’Université de Bruxelles 41 1935 170-88

Eaton, Walter P. ‘O’Neill—“new risen attic stream”?’ American Scholar 6 1937 304-12 [M176]

Edel, Leon. ‘Eugene O’Neill: the face and the mask.’ University of Toronto Quarterly 7 1937 18-34 [M176]

Eliot, T. S. ‘Books of the quarter.’ New Criterion 4 1926 395-96 (brief review of All God’s Chillun Got Wings); repr. on pp 168-69 in Cargill, with note added by Eliot

Emmel, Felix. Das ekstatische Theater. Prien: Kampmann und Schnabel, 1924, 318-22: ‘O’Neill: Kaiser Jones

Ervine, St. John. ‘[Introduction].’ Pp 7-17 in O’Neill. The Moon of the Caribbees. London: Cape, 1923

Fagin, N. Bryllion. ‘Eugene O’Neill contemplates mortality.’ Open Court 45 1931 208-19 [M179]; repr. on pp 424-30 in Cargill

Farquhar, E. F. ‘Marco Millions.’ Letters (Univ. of Kentucky) 1 Nov 1928 33-40 [M388]

Fergusson, Francis. ‘Eugene O’Neill.’ Hound and Horn 3 1930 145-60 [M180]; repr. as ‘Melodramatist’ on pp 271-82 in Cargill

Flexner, Eleanor. American playwrights, 1918-1938. NY: Simon & Schuster, 1938, 130-97: ‘Eugene O’Neill’ [M119]

Furst, Henry. ‘L’opera di Eugene O’Neill.’ Scenario 2 March 1933 119-28

Geddes, Virgil. The melodramadness of Eugene O’Neill. Brookfield, CT: The Brookfield Players, 1934. 48 pp (negative estimate) [M124]

Gillet, Louis. ‘La clef des songes.’ Revue des Deux Mondes 49 1929 453-64 (Strange Interlude)

Gillis, Adolph, & Roland Ketchum. Our America: a survey of contemporary America as exemplified in the lives and achievements of twenty-four men and women drawn from representative fields. Boston: Little, Brown, 1936, 135-50: ‘Eugene Gladstone O’Neill: dramatic poet’

Goldberg, Isaac. The drama of transition: native and exotic playcraft. Cincinnati, OH: Stewart Kidd, 1922, 457-71: ‘Eugene O’Neill’ [M126]; repr. on pp 234-43 in Cargill (first significant essay on O’Neill)

Hamilton, Clayton M. Conversations on contemporary drama. NY: Macmillan, 1924, 198-218: ‘Eugene O’Neill’ (chatty)

-----. Seen on the stage. NY: Holt, 1920, 184-91: ‘Great American play: Beyond the Horizon’ [M127]                   

Hayward, Ira N. ‘Strindberg’s influence on Eugene O’Neill.’ Poet Lore 39 1928 596-604 [M187]

Hofmannsthal, Hugo von. ‘Eugene O’Neill.’ Freeman 7 March 21 1923 39-41 [M188]; repr. as ‘Reflections on Eugene O’Neill’ on pp 249-55 in Cargill

Hohoff, Curt. ‘Über Eugene O’Neill.’ Hochland 1 Oct 1938 40-50

Kaucher, Dorothy J. Modern dramatic structure. Columbia: Univ. of Missouri Pr., 1928, 125-58: ‘Eugene O’Neill’ (University of Missouri Studies) [M130] (gives special attention to Gold)

Kemelman, H. G. ‘Eugene O’Neill and the highbrow melodrama.’ Bookman 75 1932 482-91 [M190]; repr. on pp 94-105 in Miller

Knickerbocker, Francis W. ‘A New England house of Atreus.’ Sewanee Review 40 1932 249-54 [M417]

Koischwitz, Otto. O’Neill. Berlin: Junker und Dünnhaupt, 1938. 150 pp

Kühnemund, Richard. ‘Das Drama Eugene O’Neills: eine kritische Interpretation.’ Anglia 52 1928 242-87

Lanoire, Maurice. ‘Eugene O’Neill.’ Revue de Paris 44 1937 595-611

Lawson, John Howard. Theory and technique of playwriting and screenwriting. NY: Putnam’s, 1936, 129-41: ‘Eugene O’Neill’ [M133]

Lewisohn, Ludwig. Expression in America. NY: Harpers, 1932, 534-53 (unfavorable) [M133]

Loggins, Vernon. I hear America ... : literature in the United States since 1900. NY: Crowell, 1937, 159-69: ‘Eugene O’Neill’

Loving, Pierre. ‘Eugene O’Neill.’ Bookman 53 1921 511-20 [M194]

MacGowan, Kenneth. ‘The O’Neill soliloquy.’ Theatre Guild Magazine Feb 1929; repr. on pp 449-53 in Cargill

Mainsard, Joseph. ‘Le théâtre d’Eugène O’Neill.’ Études: Revue Catholique 205 1930 57-78

Mais, Stuart P. B. Some modern authors. NY: Richards, 1923, 296-302: ‘Eugene O’Neill’ [M135]

Malone, Andrew E. ‘The plays of Eugene O’Neill.’ Dublin Magazine 1 1923 401-09; repr. in Contemporary Review 129 1926 363-72; repr. as ‘Eugene O’Neill’s limitations’ on pp 256-65 in Cargill

Malone, Kemp. ‘The diction of Strange Interlude.’ American Speech 6 Oct 1930 19-28 [M446]

Mayorga, Margaret. A short history of the American drama. NY: Dodd, Mead, 1932, 317-37: ‘Eugene O’Neill’ [M136]

Mickle, Alan D. Six plays of Eugene O’Neill. NY: Liveright, 1929. 166 pp [M136]

Mirlas, León. El teatro de O’Neill: estudio de su personalidad y sus obras. Buenos Aires: Claridad, 1938. 194 pp

Moses, Montrose J. The American dramatist. Boston: Little, Brown, 1925, 415-34: ‘Eugene O’Neill and the new drama’ [M138]

-----. ‘The “new” Eugene O’Neill.’ North American Review 236 1933 543-49 [M197]

Motherwell, Hiram. ‘Mourning Becomes Electra.’ Theatre Guild Magazine 9 Dec 31, 1931 14-20 [M414]

Nathan, George Jean. The intimate notebooks of George Jean Nathan. NY: Knopf, 1932, 21-38: ‘Eugene O’Neill’ [M140]; repr. as ‘Portrait of O’Neill’ on pp 50-63 in Cargill (see also 283-91)

-----. ‘O’Neill’s finest play.’ American Mercury 11 1927 499-506 [M441] (Strange Interlude)

-----. Passing judgments. NY: Knopf, 1935, 112-26: ‘O’Neill’ [M141]

Parks, Edd W. Segments of southern thought. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Pr., 1938, 293-312: ‘Eugene O’Neill’s symbolism’ [M142] (from Sewanee Review 43 1935 436-50 [M202]) (on Days Without End)

Peck, M. W. ‘A psychiatrist views the drama.’ Psychoanalytic Review 22 1935 306-13 (on Days Without End)

Pellizzi, Camillo. English drama: the last great phase. Tr. Rowan Williams. NY: Macmillan, 1935, 253-62: ‘Eugene O’Neill’

Quinn, Arthur H. A history of American drama from the Civil War to the present day, volume 2. NY: Crofts, 1936, 165-206: ‘Eugene O’Neill, poet and mystic’; 252-60: ‘The new decade’

Sanborn, Ralph, & Barrett H. Clark. A bibliography of the works of Eugene O’Neill. NY: Random House, 1931. 185 pp (reprint: NY: Benjamin Blom, 1965) [M146]

Sayler, Oliver M. Our American theatre. NY: Brentano’s, 1923, 27-43: ‘Eugene O’Neill, the American playwright’ [M146] (incorporates ‘The real Eugene O’Neill.’ Century 103 1922 351-59)

Schelling, Felix E. Appraisements and asperities as to some contemporary writers. NY: Lippincott, 1922, 144-49: ‘The Emperor Jones

Sergeant, Elizabeth S. Fire under the Andes: a group of North American portraits. NY: Knopf, 1927, 81-104: ‘Eugene O’Neill’ (from ‘O’Neill: the man with a mask.’ New Republic 50 March 16, 1927 91-95 [M208])

Shipley, Joseph T. The art of Eugene O’Neill. Seattle: Univ. of Washington Bookstore, 1928, 8-34 (University of Washington Chapbooks 19) [M147]

Skinner, Richard D. Eugene O’Neill: a poet’s quest. NY: Longmans, Green, 1935. 242 pp [M148] (reprint: NY: Russell & Russell, 1964)

Sutton, Graham. Some contemporary dramatists. NY: Doran, 1925, 167-83: ‘Eugene O’Neill’ [M151]

Tapper, Bonno. ‘Eugene O’Neill’s world view.’ Personalist. 18 Jan 1937 40-48 [M211]

Taylor, Walter F. A history of American letters. Boston: American Book Co., 1936, 406-18: ‘The rise of the drama: Eugene O’Neill’ [M151]

Tetauer, Frank. ‘Eugene O’Neill: studie o novém dramatĕ.’ Apollon 2 1924-25 10-13, 30-31, 40-41, 88-89 (the last entitled ‘Nový O’Neill’)

Torsslow, Stig O. Eugene O’Neill. Stockholm: Bonnier, 1937. 64 pp

Trilling, Lionel. ‘Eugene O’Neill: a revaluation.’ New Republic 88 Sept 23, 1936 176-79 [M212]; repr. on pp 113-19 in Miller and, as ‘The genius of O’Neill,’ on pp 292-300 in Cargill

-----. ‘Introduction.’ Pp vii-xix in O’Neill. The Emperor Jones, Anna Christie, The Hairy Ape. NY: Modern Library, 1937

Whipple, Thomas K. Spokesmen: modern writers and American life. NY: Appleton, 1928, 230-53: ‘Eugene O’Neill’ [M154]

White, Arthur F. ‘The plays of Eugene O’Neill.’ Western Reserve University, Studies by Members of the Faculty, Bulletin 26 viii 1923 20-36 [M154] (first scholarly study of the plays; hard to find)

Winther, Sophus K. Eugene O’Neill: a critical study. NY: Random House, 1934. 303 pp (the ‘enlarged edition’ is listed in section II above)

Woodbridge, Homer E. ‘Eugene O’Neill.’ South Atlantic Quarterly 37 Jan 1938 22-35 [M217]; repr. as ‘Beyond melodrama’ on pp 307-20 in Cargill



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