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The Influence of Freud and Jung

Brown, Roger. ‘Causality in O’Neill’s late masterpieces.’ Pp 41-54 in Moorton [S82] (involves Freud’s ‘repetition compulsion’)

Cargill, Oscar. Intellectual America: ideas on the march. NY: Macmillan, 1941, 685-720: ‘The Freudians’ [M112]

Cotsell, Michael. The theater of trauma: American modernist drama and the psychological struggle for the American mind, 1900-1930. NY: Lang, 2005, 263-73: ‘O’Neill as a Freudian’

Feldman, Abraham. ‘The American Aeschylus?’ Poet Lore 52 1946 149-55 [M420] (on the other hand, an ‘obscene’ application of Freud)

-----. ‘The longing for death in O’Neill’s Strange Interlude and Mourning Becomes Electra.’ Literature and Psychology 31 1981 39-48 [S23] (Freudian ‘death wish’)

Meade, Robert. ‘Incest fantasy and the hero in A Touch of the Poet.’ Eugene O’Neill Review 18 1994 79-94 [S44] (Con’s Jungian fantasies)

Misra, K. S. Modern tragedies and Aristotle’s theory. New Delhi: Vikas, 1981, 185-206: ‘O’Neill’s Hairy Ape’ [S110] (Jungian approach)

Nolan, Patrick J. ‘Desire Under the Elms: characters by Jung.’ Eugene O’Neill Newsletter 5 ii 1981 5-10 [S48]

-----. ‘The Emperor Jones: a Jungian view of  the origin of fear in the black race.’ Eugene O’Neill Newsletter 4 i-ii 1980 6-9 [S48]

Nugent, S. Georgia. ‘Masking becomes Electra: O’Neill, Freud, and the feminine.’ Pp 254-272 in Clifford Davidson et al., eds. Drama and the classical heritage. NY: AMS Press, 1993 (from Comparative Drama 22 1988 37-55 [S48]); repr. on pp 55-71 in Moorton and on pp 134-48 in Houchin

Porter, Thomas E. Myth and modern American drama. Detroit: Wayne State UP, 1969, 26-52: ‘Puritan ego and Freudian unconscious: Mourning Becomes Electra

Roberts, Patrick. The psychology of tragic drama. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1975, 170-82: ‘Orestes in modern drama: Mourning Becomes Electra’ [S118] (Freudian approach)

Robinson, James A. Eugene O’Neill and Oriental thought: a divided vision. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1982. 201 pp [S118] (affinities with the ideas of Nietzsche and Jung)

Sen, Krishna. ‘Eugene O’Neill and the concept of “psychic fate.”’ Journal of the Department of English (Univ. of Calcutta) 21 1986-87 55-66 [S59] (Freudian ideas involved)

Sievers, W. David. Freud on Broadway: a history of psychoanalysis and the American  drama. NY: Hermitage House, 1955, 97-133: ‘Freud, Jung, and O’Neill’ [M148]

Sinha, Prashant K. ‘Versions of  the Orestes figure in Mourning Becomes Electra, The Family Reunion and The Flies.’ Pp 100-114 in Prasad [S123] (influence of Freud on all)

Sittler, Loring. ‘The Emperor Jones: ein Individuationprozess im  Sinne C. G. Jungs?’ Amerikastudien 23 i 1978 118-30

Tedesco, Joseph S. ‘Dion Brown and his problems.’ Pp 114-23 in Martine [S126] (Jungian approach)

Theriot, Ibry G.-F. ‘The bitch archetype.’ Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism 9 i 1994 119-33 [S64] (Abbie is overcome by Jungian ‘animus’)

Winther, Sophus K. ‘Strindberg and O’Neill: a study of influence.’ Scandinavian Studies 31 1959 103-20 [M217] (Strindberg and Nietzsche had more impact on O’Neill than Freud and Jung)

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