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Comprehensive, General, and Introductory Studies

Abbott, Anthony S. The vital lie: reality and illusion in  modern drama. Tuscaloosa: Univ. of Alabama Pr., 1989, 113-28 [S73]

Ackerman, Alan. ‘Lifeboat cut adrift.’ Pp 512-17 in Greil Marcus & Werner Sollors, eds. A new literary history of America. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 2009

Adler, Thomas P. ‘“Through a glass darkly”: O’Neill’s aesthetic theory as seen through his writer characters.’ Arizona Quarterly 32 1976 171-83 [S5]

Agnihotri, S. M. ‘Illusion versus reality in the major plays of Eugene O’Neill.’ Panjab University Research Bulletin: Arts 3 ii 1972 69-74

Álvarez, Dictino. Teatroforum: lectura del teatro moderno. Madrid: Razón y Fe, 1966, 99-134: ‘Hombre y destino en el teatro de O’Neill’

Arenal, Humberto. Seis dramaturgos ejemplares. Havana: Ediciones Union, 2005 (chapter, ‘Eugene O’Neill o el teatro’)

Aumer, Ewa. ‘Eugene O’Neill’s experiments in dramatic structure and stylization.’ Acta Universitatis Wratislaviensis 166 1972 37-49

Avram, Rachmael ben. ‘Eugene O’Neill in the divided stream.’ Pp 38-47 in Jean Cazemajou & Jean C. Barat, eds. Naturalisme américain. Bordeaux-Talence: Maison des Sciences de l’Homme d’Aquitaine, 1976 [S75]

Bajma Griga, Stefano. La crisi dell’American dream: per una rilettura del teatro borghese di Eugene O’Neill. Turin: Tirrenia, 1987. 160 pp

Le Bastard, Gwenola. Eugene O’Neill: la génie illégitime de Broadway. Paris: Presses de l’Université Paris-Sorbonne, 2014. 386 pp

Benedek, András. Eugene O’Neill. Budapest: Gondolat, 1964. 137 pp (hard to find)

Bentley, Eric. In search of  theater. NY: Knopf, 1953, 233-47: ‘Trying to like O’Neill’ (from Kenyon Review 14 1952 476-92) [M163]; repr. on pp 146-58 in Miller, pp 37-50 in Raleigh, pp 331-45 in Cargill, and pp 89-98 in Gassner

-----. Theatre of war: comments on 32 occasions. NY: Viking Pr., 1973, 64-92: ‘Eugene O’Neill’ (repr. from  pp 557-75 in Perry Miller, ed. Major writers of America. NY: Harcourt, Brace, World, 1962) [M106]

Ben-Zvi, Linda. ‘Eugene O’Neill: an American playwright.’ Pp 9-19 in Olin

-----. ‘Freedom  and fixity in the plays of Eugene O’Neill.’ Modern Drama 31 1988 16-27 [S8]; repr. on pp 273-82 in Houchin

-----. ‘“Home sweet home”: deconstructing the masculine myth of  the frontier in modern American drama.’ Pp 217-25 in David Mogen et al., eds. The frontier experience and the American dream: essays on American literature. College Station: Texas A & M UP, 1989 [S76]

Berkowitz, Gerald M. American drama of  the twentieth century. London: Longman, 1992, 16-21, 30-42, 66-69, 105-14 and see index [S77]

Berlin, Normand. Eugene O’Neill. London: Macmillan, 1982. 178 pp [S77]

-----. O’Neill’s Shakespeare. Ann Arbor: Univ. of Michigan Pr., 1993. 268 pp [S77](incorporates ‘The Beckettian O’Neill.’ Modern Drama 31 1988 28-34 [S8] and ‘O’Neill’s Shakespeare.’ Eugene O’Neill Review 13 i 1989 5-13 [S8])

Bérubé, Renald. ‘Eugene O’Neill.’ Liberté (Montreal) 99 1975 42-65

Bigsby, C. W. E. A  critical introduction  to twentieth-century American drama, I: 1900-1940. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1982, 36-119 [S78]

-----. Modern American drama, 1945-2000.  Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2000, 14-30: ‘Eugene O’Neill’s endgame’

Block, Anita. The changing world in plays and theatre. Boston: Little, Brown, 1939, 137-93 [M107]

Bloom, Harold. Eugene O’Neill. Broomall, PA: Chelsea House, 2000. 94 pp (study guide for “Anna Christie”, The Iceman Cometh, and Long Day’s Journey Into Night)

Bogard, Travis. Contour in time: the plays of Eugene O’Neill. Rev. ed. NY: Oxford UP, 1988. 507 pp [S80]

-----. From the silence of Tao House: essays about Eugene and Carlotta O’Neill and the Tao House plays. Danville, CA: Eugene O’Neill Foundation, Tao House, 1993. 198 pp [S80] (various writings, some previously unpublished)

Boulanger, D. ‘O’Neill revient.’ Informations et Documents 69 1957 27-34

Braem, Helmut N. Eugene O’Neill. Hannover: Friedrich, 1965. 149 pp

Brantsaeter, Per L. ‘Eugene O’Neill: hans skuespil og hans virkelighet.’ Samtiden 83 1974 166-72

Brietzke, Zander. The aesthetics of  failure: dynamic structure in the plays of Eugene O’Neill. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2001. 258 pp (arranged topically; index misleadingly sparse)

Brodin, Pierre. Écrivains américains du  vingtieme sičcle. Paris: Horizons de France, 1947, 73-102

Brustein, Robert. The theatre of revolt. Boston: Little, Brown, 1964, 321-59: ‘Eugene O’Neill’ [M111]

Buitenhuis, Peter. Five American moderns. Toronto: Roger Ascham Pr., 1968, 61-72: ‘The enigma and challenge of O’Neill’ [M112]

Cagliaro, Roberto. ‘O’Neill e la problematicitŕ del canone.’ Quaderni di Lingue e Letterature 17 1992 27-33

Cambon, Glauco. ‘O’Neill e il dramma dell’anima americana.’ Studi Americani 3 1957 293-313

Carpenter, Charles A. ‘Scholarship on Eugene O’Neill: a comparative statistical study.’ Eugene O’Neill Review 31 2009 79-86 (update from the author: the count for Beckett’s Waiting for Godot now exceeds 1,100, and that for Endgame 600)

Carpenter, Frederick I. American literature and the dream. NY: Philosophical Library, 1955, 133-43: ‘The romantic tragedy of Eugene O’Neill’ [M113] (from College English 6 1945 250-58 [M168])

-----. Eugene O’Neill. Rev. ed. Boston: Twayne, 1979. 192 pp (first publ. 1964; the 1991 ‘version’ is a disk copy) [M113, S83] (incorporates most of  ‘The enduring O’Neill: the early plays.’ Eugene O’Neill Newsletter 1 i 1977 1-3 [S14]) (Twayne survey; see index for most plays)

Černý, Jindřich. ‘Dlouhá cesta O’Neilla k nám.’ Divadlo 1966 ix 50-59

Chiaromonte, Nicola. ‘Eugene O’Neill (1958).’ Sewanee Review 68 1960 494-501 [M169] (stresses Long Day’s Journey Into Night)

Clark, Barrett H. Eugene O’Neill: the man and his plays. Rev. ed. NY: Dover, 1947. 185 pp (first publ. 1926, but this edition is ‘virtually a new work,’ according to Clark’s preface) [M113]

Comarnescu, Petru. ‘Coordonatele creaiŰei lui Eugene O’Neill.’ Pp 5-43 in O’Neill. Teatru. Bucharest: Editura Pentru Literatur| Universal|, 1968

Combs, Robert. ‘Affinities between the poetry of Hart Crane and the plays of Eugene O’Neill.’ Eugene O’Neill Review 27 2005 50-60

-----. ‘A complex beauty: romantic irony in Oscar Wilde and Eugene O’Neill.’ Pp 347-64 in Janis Londraville & Richard Londraville, eds. John Quinn: selected Irish writers from his library. West Cornwall, CT: Locust Hill Pr., 2001

-----. ‘“O’Neill”: the unwritten chapter in D. H. Lawrence’s Studies in classic American literature.’ Eugene O’Neill Review 31 2009 60-66 (both convey ‘the sublime irony’ of ‘the terrors and joys of the isolated self’)

Connolly, Thomas F. Genus envy: nationalities, identities, and the performing body of work. Amherst, NY: Cambria Pr., 2010, 19-39: ‘Radicalizing the discourse of American drama: Eugene O’Neill, the greatest un-American playwright’

Connors, Thomas. ‘Extreme O’Neill.’ American Theatre 26 ii 2009 22-25

Cotsell, Michael. The theater of trauma: American modernist drama and the psychological struggle for the American mind, 1900-1930. NY: Lang, 2005, 132-33: ‘O’Neill and shell shock’; 149-65: ‘“The horror! The horror!” O’Neill, incest and black face’; 205-16: ‘Mimetic and traumatic doubling in O’Neill’; 222-29 on The Hairy Ape and Dynamo; 263-73: ‘O’Neill as a Freudian’

Crouch, J. H. ‘The great eclectic.’ Pp 21-28 in Olin

Cunningham, Frank R. ‘Eugene O’Neill and reality in America.’ Pp 107-22 in William  W. Demastes, ed. Realism and the American dramatic tradition. Tuscaloosa: Univ. of Alabama Pr., 1996

Daiches, David. ‘Mourning becomes O’Neill.’ Encounter 16 vi 1961 74-78 [M172]

DeFalco, Jeanine A. ‘O’Neill, cognition, and the common core standards.’ Eugene O’Neill Review 34 2013 198-226 (reproaches Bentley and Gilman for debunking O’Neill’s drama, and suggests strategic means of studying five major plays in schools)

Donahue, Francis. ‘Eugene O’Neill: llamada a escena.’ Atenea 457 1988 119-30

Dowling, Robert M., ed. ‘Celtic twilight: 21st-century Irish Americans on Eugene O’Neill.’ Drunken Boat: Journal of Literature and the Arts <>

-----. ‘On Eugene O’Neill’s “philosophical anarchism.”’ Eugene O’Neill Review 29 2007 50-72 ; repr. on pp 270-92 in Herrmann

Downer, Alan S. Fifty years of American drama: 1900-1950. Chicago: Regnery, 1951, 42-45, 64-70, 92-97

Dubost, Thierry. Struggle, defeat or rebirth: Eugene O’Neill’s  vision of  humanity. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1997. 279 pp [S87] (topical approach to 49 plays; consult index for each)

Dukore, Bernard F. American dramatists 1918-1945. NY: Grove Pr., 1984, 8-16 (book lacks its intended subtitle, ‘Excluding O’Neill’)

Dusenbury, Winifred L.  see  Frazer, Winifred L.

Eaton, Richard, & Madeline Smith. ‘The critical reception of the works of Eugene O'Neill.’ Pp 45-62 in Bloom 3

Egri, Péter. ‘O’Neill’s genres: early performance and late achievement.’ Eugene O’Neill Newsletter 8 ii 1984 9-11 [S21]; also in Annales, Universitatis Scientiarum Budapestinensis de Rolando Eötvös Nominatae: Sectio Philologica Moderna 15 1984 101-06

-----. ‘Európai dramaturgiák amerikai honositása.’ Nagyvilág 29 1983 906-17

-----. ‘The psychology of alienation, or what parodies are good for: a note on O’Neill’s modernity.’ Recorder 3 i 1989 37-44 [S22]

Eisen, Kurt. The inner strength of opposites: O’Neill’s novelistic drama and  the melodramatic imagination. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Pr., 1994. 241 pp [S89]

Engel, Edwin A. The haunted heroes of Eugene O’Neill. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1953. 310 pp [M118]

-----. ‘Ideas in the plays of Eugene O’Neill.’ Pp 101-24 in John Gassner, ed. Ideas in the drama: selected papers from  the English Institute. NY: Columbia UP, 1964 (English Institute Essays) [M177]; repr. on pp 21-36 in Griffin

Escárcega, Ignacio. El cuerpo del personaje en el cuerpo del relato teatral: el teatro de Eugene O’Neill como referente para la experimentacíon teatral de Samuel Beckett. Mexico: Libros de Godot, 2013. 96 pp (for ILL: OCLC#: 848851241)

Ervine, St. John. ‘Counsels of despair.’ Times Literary Supplement April 10, 1948 (unsigned) [M171]; repr. on pp 137-46 in Miller, pp 369-76 in Cargill, and pp 79-90 in Frenz; see Horst Frenz. ‘St. John Ervine on Eugene O’Neill.’ Pp 250-57 in Festschrift für Professor Walther Fischer. Heidelberg: Winter, 1959

‘Eugene O’Neill.’ Primer Acto 226 1988 5-77: symposium

Fagin, N. Bryllion. ‘Eugene O’Neill.’ Antioch Review 14 1954 14-26 [M179] (obituary overview)

Falk, Doris V. Eugene O’Neill and the tragic tension: an interpretive study of  the plays. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP, 1958. 211 pp (the ‘second edition’ of 1982 merely adds an ‘Afterword’ [M119, S91]

-----. ‘That paradox, O’Neill.’ Modern Drama 6 1963 221-38 [M179]

Favorini, Attilio. Memory in play: from Aeschylus to Sam Shepard. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008, 103-09

Filipowicz-Findlay, Halina. Eugene O’Neill. Warsaw: Wiedza Powszechna, 1975. 296 pp

Fischer-Lichte, Erika. Geschichte des Dramas: Epochen der Identität auf dem Theater von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart, Band 2: Von der Romantik bis zur Gegenwart. Tübingen: Francke, 1990, 193-98 and see index

Fiskin, A. M. I. ‘The basic unity of Eugene O’Neill.’ Pp 101-17 in Fiskin, ed. Writers of our years. Denver, CO: Univ. of Denver Pr., 1950

Flčche, Anne. Mimetic disillusion: Eugene O’Neill, Tennessee Williams, and U.S. dramatic realism. Tuscaloosa: Univ. of Alabama Pr., 1997

Fleming, Bruce E. Homage to Eugene O’Neill: literary criticism in a new key. Lanham, MD: UP of America, 2008. 102 pp (not yet examined)

Floyd, Virginia. The plays of Eugene O’Neill: a new assessment. NY: Ungar, 1985. 605 pp [S92]

Frazer, Winifred L. [Dusenbury]. The theme of loneliness in  modern American drama. Gainesville: Univ. of Florida Pr., 1960, 26-37, 50-56, 74-85, 101-12, 125-34, 171-78 [M117]

Frenz, Horst. Eugene O’Neill. NY: Ungar, 1971. 121 pp [M120] (German ed.: Berlin: Colloquium, 1965. 94 pp)

-----. ‘Eugene O’Neill és a modern európai drámairók.’ Helikon 10 1964 1-14

Gagey, Edmond M. Revolution in American drama. NY: Columbia UP, 1947, 39-70 [M120]

Gassner, John. Eugene O’Neill. Minneapolis: Univ. of  Minnesota Pr., 1965. 48 pp [M121]; repr. on pp 254-81 in his Dramatic soundings. NY: Crown, 1968 [M120]

-----. Theatre at the crossroads. NY: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1960, 66-76: ‘Eugene O’Neill: the course of  a modern dramatist’ (from  Critique: Critical Review of Theatre Arts and Literature 1 i 1958 5-14 [M182])

Gatta, John. ‘The American subject: moral history as tragedy in the plays of  Eugene O’Neill.’ Essays in Literature (Western Illinois Univ.) 6 1979 227-39 [S28]

Gheorghiu, Mihnea. Modalitatea conformistă dramei; orientări în teatrul contemporană: John Millington Synge, Sean O’Casey, Eugene O’Neill, Jean Anouilh, Thornton Wilder, Federico García Lorca. Bucharest: Cartea Românească, 1948, 45-89: ‘Currentul irlandez: John Millington Synge, Sean O’Casey, Eugene O’Neill’

Gierow, Karl R. Introduktioner till Eugene O’Neills dramatik. Stockholm: Sveriges Radio, 1958. 46 pp

Going, William T. ‘Eugene O’Neill, American.’ Papers on Language and Literature 12 1976 384-401 [S29]

Goldman, Arnold. ‘The vanity of personality: the development of  Eugene O’Neill.’ Pp 29-51 in John R. Brown & Bernard Harris, eds. American theatre. London: Arnold, 1967

Goyal, Bhagwat S. The strategy of survival: human  significance of O’Neill’s plays. Ghaziabad: Vimal, 1975. 244 pp [S96]

Grabes, Herbert. ‘Das Vermächtnis Eugene O’Neills.’ Pp 236-50 in Halfmann; ‘The legacy of Eugene O’Neill.’ Pp 29-40 in Gilbert Debusscher & Henry I. Schvey, eds. New essays on American drama. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1989 (Costerus 76) [S96]

Granger, Bruce I. ‘Illusion and reality in Eugene O’Neill.’ Modern Language Notes 73 1958 179-86 [M184]; repr. on pp 129-36 in Hans Itschert, ed. Das amerikanische Drama von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1972

Guerrero Zamora, Juan. Historia del teatro contemporáneo, IV. Barcelona: Flors, 1967, 95-111

Guha Majumdar, Rupendra. Central man: the paradox of heroism in modern American drama. Brussels: Lang, 2003, 133-41, 147-58, 214-32

Gupta, Monika. The plays of Eugene O’Neill: a critical study. New Delhi: Atlantic, 2008. 163 pp (publ. diss.)

Haas, Rudolf. ‘Eugene O’Neill.’ Studium Générale 21 1968 19-35; repr. on pp 98-117 in Hans Itschert, ed. Das amerikanische Drama von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1972; translated on pp 142-52 in Frenz

Halfmann, Ulrich. Unreal realism: O’Neills dramatisches Werk im Spiegel seiner szenischen Kunst. Bern: Francke, 1969. 191 pp

Herrmann, Eileen J. ‘Saints and hounds: modernism’s pursuit of Dorothy Day and O’Neill.’ Pp 210-33 in Herrmann

Herron, Ima H. The small town in American drama. Dallas, TX: Southern Methodist UP, 1968, 272-337: ‘O’Neill’s lost townsmen’ [M128]

Hinden, Michael. ‘Liking O’Neill.’ Forum (Houston) 11 iv 1974 59-66 [M32]

Hoffmann, Gerhard. ‘Auffassungsweisen und Gestaltungskategorien der Wirklichkeit im  Drama: zum  Tragischen, Komischen, Satirischen und Grotesken bei O’Neill.’ Pp 60-110 in Alfred Weber & Siegfried Neuweiler, eds. Amerikanisches Drama und Theater im 20. Jahrhundert. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1975

-----. ‘Eugene O’Neill: Realismus, Expressionismus, Mystizismus.’ Pp 76-120 in Hoffmann, ed. Das amerikanische Drama. Bern: Francke, 1984, 76-120

-----. ‘Lachen und Weinen als Gestaltungsmittel der dramatischen Grenzsituation: zum Verhältnis von direkten und indirekten Ausdrucksformen im Drama O’Neills.’ Jahrbuch für Amerikastudien 15 1970 101-22

Hornby, Richard. ‘O’Neill’s metadrama.’ Eugene O’Neill Newsletter 12 ii 1988 13-18 [S34]

Hunningher, B. ‘Liefde en dood in het drama van O’Neill.’ Gids 121 1958 286-300, 351-66

Javorciková, Jana. Zánrové paralely v dramatickej tvorbe Eugenea O’Neilla. Ceské Budejovic: Jihoceská Univerzita, 2008. 203 pp

Karim, Asim, & Nasim Riaz Butt. ‘Creativity, psychoanalysis and Eugene O’Neill’s creative process.’ k@ta 13 2011 236-48

Kennedy, Jeff. ‘Playwright of the modern world: Eugene O'Neill in context.’ Pp 29-44 in Bloom 3

Khare, R. R. Eugene O’Neill & his visionary quest. New Delhi: Mittal, 1992. 260 pp [S102] (hard to find)

Kirchner, Gustav. ‘Eugene Gladstone O’Neill (1888-1953): ein Rückblick.’ Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik 2 1954 137-89

Kistrup, Jens. ‘Eugene O’Neill.’ Pp 357-74 in Sven M. Kristensen, ed. Fremmede digtere i det 20. ĺrhundrede, II. Copenhagen: Gad, 1967

Koljević, Nikola. ‘Tri velikana američke drame.’ Pozorište 25 1983 437-55 (O’Neill, Williams, and Miller); see also his ‘Postanak i razvoj američke drame.’ Pozorište 25 1983 415-36

Koreneva, Maya. ‘Eugene O’Neill and the traditions of American drama.’ Pp 143-59 in 20th century American literature: a Soviet view. Moscow: Progress, 1976 [S102]

-----. ‘Eugene O’Neill and the ways of American drama.’ Pp 103-25 in Sergei Chakovsky & Thomas Inge, eds. Russian eyes on American literature. Jackson: Univ. of Mississippi Pr., 1992 [S103]

Krasner, David. ‘Eugene O’Neill: American drama and American modernism.’ Pp 142-58 in Krasner, ed. A companion to twentieth-century American drama. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2005

Krutch, Joseph W. The American drama since 1918: an informal history. NY: Random House, 1939, 73-133: ‘Tragedy: Eugene O’Neill’ (73-120 on O’Neill; same in 1957 edition) [M131]; see also his ‘Eugene O’Neill.’ Pp 1237-56 in Robert E. Spiller et al., eds. Literary history of  the United States. 4th ed. NY: Macmillan, 1974 [M150 for 1949 edition]

Lahr, John. ‘Introduction.’ Pp vii-xx in O’Neill. The collected plays. London: Cape, 1988 ; also on pp 63-88 in his Automatic vaudeville: essays on star turns. NY: Knopf, 1984

Lamm, Martin. Modern drama. Oxford: Blackwell’s, 1952, 315-33 [M132]

Langford, Richard E. ‘Eugene O’Neill: the mask of  illusion.’ Pp 65-75 in Langford, ed. Essays in modern American literature. Deland, FL: Stetson UP, 1963

Larner, Daniel. ‘O’Neill’s endings: the tragicomedy of distant echoes.’ Eugene O’Neill Review 31 2009 8-16 (exemplified by More Stately Mansions, Moon for the Misbegotten, and Long Day’s Journey)

László, B. Nagy. ‘The O’Neill legend.’ Pp 122-33 in Frenz (translated from  Nagyvilág 9 1962 1374-81)

Lawson, John Howard. ‘The tragedy of Eugene O’Neill.’ Masses and Mainstream 7 iii 1954 7-18; retort by Lester Cole and reply by Lawson: ‘Two views on O’Neill.’ Masses and Mainstream 7 vi 1954 56-63

Leal, Rine. Eugene O’Neill. Havana: Nacional de Cuba, 1963. 75 pp (hard to find)

Le Bréton, M. ‘Eugčne O’Neill et le théâtre américain.’ Revue d’Histoire de la Philosophie et d’Histoire Général de la Civilisation 7 1939 168-92

Lee, Robert C. ‘Eugene O’Neill’s remembrance: the past is the present.’ Arizona Quarterly 23 1967 293-305 [M193]

-----. ‘The lonely dreams.’ Modern Drama 9 1966 127-35 [M194]

Leech, Clifford. Eugene O’Neill. NY: Grove Pr., 1963. 120 pp [M133] (survey, presumably incorporating ‘Eugene O’Neill and his plays.’ Critical Quarterly 3 1961 242-56, 339-53 ) [M194])

Levitt, H. N. ‘Comedy in the plays of Eugene O’Neill.’ Players 51 1976 92-95 [S40]

Lewis, Allan. American plays and playwrights of the contemporary theatre. Rev. ed. NY: Crown, 1970, 15-34: ‘Eugene O’Neill: the tragic homecoming’

Long, Chester C. The role of nemesis in the structure of selected plays by Eugene O’Neill. The Hague: Mouton, 1968. 231 pp [M133]

Lüdeke, Henry. ‘O’Neill—der grosse Dramatiker der heutigen Weltliteratur.’ Universitas (Stuttgart) 19 1964 587-94

Lukeš, Milan. Eugene O’Neill. Prague: Univerzita Karrlova, 1979. 161 pp (Acta Universitatis Carolinae, Philosophica et Historica, Monographia 78)

Lumley, Frederick. New trends in 20th century drama: a survey since Ibsen and Shaw. 4th ed. NY: Oxford UP, 1972, 115-25 [M134]

Manheim, Michael ‘Eugene O’Neill and the founders of modern drama.’ Pp 47-57 in Maufort [S106]

-----. Eugene O’Neill’s new language of  kinship. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse UP, 1982. 240 pp  [S106]

Marcuson, Lewis R. The stage immigrant: the Irish, Italians, and Jews in American drama, 1920-1960. NY: Garland, 1990, 190-205, 244-52 (treats Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Moon for the Misbegotten, and A Touch of the Poet)

Marsal, Manuel. Eugene O’Neill y su teatro. Havana: Sociedad Columbista Panamericana, 1943. 17 pp

Martenson, Sigvard. Eugene O’Neills dramatik. Stockholm: Radiotjanst, 1957

Massa, Ann. American  literature in context, IV: 1900-1930. London: Methuen, 1982, 171-85: ‘Eugene O’Neill’

Maufort, Marc. ‘Eugčne O’Neill: dramaturge américain.’ Artichaut 5 ii 1987 9-14; 5 iii 10-16

-----. Labyrinth of hybridities: avatars of O’Neillian realism in multi-ethnic American drama (1972-2003). Brussels: Lang, 2010. 241 pp (chapters on a wide range of playwrights; many references to the late realistic plays)

Mennemeier, Franz N. Das moderne Drama des Auslandes. 4th  ed. Berlin: Weidler, 2003, 40-60: ‘Eugene O’Neill’

Mera, Rodica. Aspects of 20th century American drama: a special course. Bucharest: Univ. din BucureŐti, Facultatea de Filologie, 1988, 37-102

Meserve, Walter J. ‘Arrival of a master playwright, Eugene O’Neill.’ Pp 219-26 in Travis Bogard et al., eds. The revels history of drama in English, VIII: American drama. London: Methuen, 1977 [S80]

Michelson, Annette. ‘Le théâtre d’Eugene O’Neill.’ Pp 149-63 in Jean Jacquot, ed. Le théâtre moderne: hommes et tendances. 3rd ed. Paris: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, 1967

Miller, J. William. Modern playwrights at work, I. NY: Samuel French, 1968, 282-334

Miller, Jordan Y. ‘Eugene O’Neill.’ Pp 54-84 in Warren G. French & Walter E. Kidd, eds. American winners of the Nobel literary prize. Norman: Univ. of Oklahoma Pr., 1968 [M137]

Mirlas, León. O’Neill y el teatro contemporáneo. Buenos Aires: Sudamericana, 1950. 207 pp

Morse, David. ‘American theatre: the age of O’Neill.’ Pp 53-78 in Marcus Cunliffe, ed. American literature since 1900. Rev. ed. NY: Peter Bedrick, 1987 [S111]

Mottram, Eric. ‘Eugene O’Neill.’ Pp 21-45 in Clive Bloom, ed. American drama. NY: St. Martin’s Pr., 1995 [S112] (introductory)

-----. ‘Men and gods: a study of Eugene O’Neill.’ Encore 10 v 1963 26-44

Müller, Kurt. “Entangled in the modernist dilemma: the sea in the dramatic vision of Eugene O’Neill.’ Pp 175-98 in Klaus Benesch et al., eds. The sea and the American imagination. Tübingen: Stauffenburg, 2004

Murphy, Brenda. ‘Theatre.’ Pp. 411-29 in Christopher Bigsby, ed. The Cambridge companion to modern American culture. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Pr., 2006 (414-18 on O’Neill)

Nair, Vimsladevi G. Eugene O’Neill’s realistic vision. New Delhi: Alfa Publs., 2012. 146 pp

Naranjo Martínez, Enrique, & Alfredo Ortiz Vargas. ‘Perfiles angloamericanos, I: Eugene O’Neill.’ Revista Iberoamericano 8  #15 1944 61-102

Nicoll, Allardyce. World drama from Aeschylus to Anouilh. Rev. ed. London: Harrap, 1976, 750-61 [M142 for 1949 edition]

Noël, Jean. ‘Eugene O’Neill ou la tragédie humaine.’ Revue de la Méditerranée 21 1961 315-35

Norwood, Gilbert. ‘The art of Eugene O’Neill.’ Dalhousie Review 21 1941 143-57

Oehler de Grau, María L. ‘Evolución de las ideas y de las técnicas teatrales en O’Neill.’ Humanitas: Revista de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán 22 1970 233-53

O’Hara, Frank H. Today in American  drama. Chicago, IL: Univ. of Chicago Pr., 1939, 15-25, 57-59, and see index [M142]

Omar, Sainab S. Die Lebenslust zweier Pessimisten: der Konflikt der modernen Kultur und Momente der Affirmation bei Luigi Pirandello mit Eugene O’Neill. Frankfurt: Lang, 2014. np.. (MeLis, Band 15; also online)

Onís, Harriet de. ‘Eugene O’Neill.’ Sur 248 1957 53-70; ‘Eugene O’Neill.’ Asomante 15 i 1959 14-26; ‘Eugene O’Neill.’ Cuadernos del Congreso por la Libertad de la Cultura 100 1965 124-32

Pallette, Drew B. ‘O’Neill and the comic spirit.’ Modern Drama 3 1960 273-79 [M202]

Palumbo, Angelica. ‘Eugene O’Neill.’ Pp 487-505 in Elémire Zolla, ed. I contemporanei: Novecento americano, I. Rome: Lucarini, 1981

Parajón, Mario. El teatro de O’Neill. Havana: Origenes, 1952. 134 pp

Parks, Edd W. ‘Eugene O’Neill’s quest.’ Tulane Drama Review 4 iii 1960 99-107 [M202]; repr. on pp 96-105 in Walter J. Meserve, ed. Discussions of American drama. Boston: Heath, 1966

Pašteka, Július. Estetické paralely umenia: štúdie o divadle, dramatike a filme. Bratislava: Veda, 1976, 201-45: ‘Aspekty moderného tragična: metamorfózy tragédie v západnej dramatike’ (especially 201-07); see also pp 66-71

Perosa, Sergio. Il teatro nord-americano. Milan: Vallardi, 1966, 64-88

-----. Storia del teatro americano. Milan: Bompiani, 1982, 89-118

Pettegrove, James P. ‘Eugene O’Neill as thinker.’ Maske und Kothurn 10 1964 617-24

Pfister, Joel. Staging depth: Eugene O’Neill and the politics of psychological discourse. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Pr., 1995. 327 pp [S114]

Porter, Laurin. ‘Falling in love with O’Neill.’ Eugene O’Neill Review 33 2012 275-81 (—and O’Neillians at conventions)

Pradhan, Narindar S. Modern American drama: a study in myth and tradition. New Delhi: Arnold-Heinemann, 1978, 122-29 and see index [S115]

Prasad, Hari M. The dramatic art of Eugene O’Neill. New Delhi: Associated Publishing House, 1987. 113 pp [S115]

Prasad, Sheela. Tradition  and experiment in the plays of Eugene O’Neill. Delhi: Capital, 1991. 178 pp [S115] (hard to find)

Przybylska, Krystyna. ‘Condition humaine w dramatach Eugene O’Neilla.’ Acta Philologica (Warsaw) 1 1968 55-67

Raghavacharyulu, Dhupaty V. K. Eugene O’Neill: a study. Bombay: Popular Prakashan, 1965. 232 pp

Raleigh, John H. The plays of Eugene O’Neill. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1965. 304 pp [M144] (topical rather than play-by-play approach)

Ranald, Margaret L. The Eugene O’Neill companion. Westport, CT: Greenwood Pr., 1984, 751-59: ‘O’Neill’s theory and practice of  the theatre: an assessment’ [S117]

Richter, Robert A. Eugene O’Neill and dat ole davil sea: maritime influences in the life and works of Eugene O’Neill. Mystic, CT: Mystic Seaport, 2004. 214 pp

Rosati, Salvatore. ‘Eugene O’Neill, pessimista eroico.’ Nuova Antologia 89 1954 61-66

Roy, Emil. ‘The archetypal unity of Eugene O’Neill’s drama.’ Comparative Drama 3 1969-70 263-74 [M206]; repr. on pp 1-15 in Stroupe

Sarlós, Robert K. ‘From  Moon to Moon: O’Neill’s maturation in the theatre.’ Pp 29-35 in Olin

Scanlan, Tom. Family, drama, and American dreams. Westport, CT: Greenwood Pr., 1978, 83-125: ‘Eugene O’Neill and the drama of  family dilemma’ [S120]

Schäfer, Jürgen. Geschichte des amerikanischen Dramas im 20. Jahrhundert. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 1982, 25-34, 52-61, 121-32

Schroeder, Patricia R. The presence of the past in modern American drama. Rutherford, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 1989, 29-52: ‘Eugene O’Neill: what the past has made them’ [S120]

Schuh, Oscar F. ‘Eugene O’Neill und seine Dramen.’ Universitas (Stuttgart) 17 1962 235-44

Singh, Tejpal. Eugene O’Neill: quest for reality in his plays. New Delhi: National Book, 1987. 201 pp [S123]

Smeets, Marcel. ‘Four aspects of Eugene O’Neill’s plays.’ Revue des Langues Vivantes 15 1949  320-34; 16 1949 413-22

Šoljan, A., & I. Slamnig. ‘Eugene O’Neill i američka drama između dva rata.’ Republika 8 1952 179-87

Stamm, Rudolf. The shaping powers at work: fifteen essays on poetic transmutation. Heidelberg: Winter, 1967, 236-76: ‘The achievement of Eugene O’Neill’ [M150] (236-54 from ‘The dramatic experiments of Eugene O’Neill.’ English Studies 28 1947 1-15 [M209]; 265-76 from ‘“Faithful realism”: O’Neill and the problem  of style.’ English Studies 40 1959 242-50 [M209])

Stefanelli, Maria A. ‘Da O’Neill a O’Neill.’ Pp 449-63 in Cristina Giorcelli & Camilla Cattarulla, eds. Lo sguardo esiliato: cultura europea e cultura americana fra delocalizzazione e radicalismento. Naples: Loffredo, 2008

Storni, E. Raul. El teatro de O’Neill. Sante Fe: Publicación Impulso, 1939. 21 pp; ‘El mensaje dramático de Eugenio O’Neill.’ Universidad 27 1953 167-82

Teachout, Terry. ‘America’s greatest playwright?’ Commentary 131 iii 2011 75-78 (oddly, no competitor for the crown is treated)

Tiusanen, Timo. O’Neill’s scenic images. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 1968. 388 pp [M152]

Törnqvist, Egil. A drama of souls: studies in O’Neill’s super-naturalistic technique. New Haven, CT: Yale UP, 1969. 284 pp [M152]

-----. Eugene O’Neill: a playwright’s theatre. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2003. 262 pp: incorporates parts of  many of  his articles, among them:
    ‘Nietzsche and O’Neill: a study in affinity.’ Orbis Litterarum 23 1968 97-126
‘Ibsen and O’Neill: a study in influence.’ Scandinavian Studies 37 1965 211-35 [M211]
‘Strindberg and O’Neill.’ Pp 277-91 in Marilyn J. Blackwell, ed. Structures of influence: a comparative approach to August Strindberg. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Pr., 1981 [S127]
    ‘Strindberg and O’Neill and their impact on the dramatists of  today.’ Pp 15-24 in Claes Englund & Gunnel Bergström, eds. Strindberg, O’Neill and the modern theatre: addresses and discussions at a Nobel Symposium at the Royal Dramatic Theatre, Stockholm. Stockholm: Norsborg: Entré / Riksteatern, 1990 [S127]
    ‘Strindberg, O’Neill, Norén: a Swedish-American triangle.’ Eugene O’Neill Review 15 i 1991 64-77 [S65]
    ‘Personal nomenclature in the plays of O’Neill.’ Modern Drama 8 1966 362-73 [M212]
    ‘From  A Wife for a Life to A Moon for the Misbegotten: on O’Neill’s play titles.’ Pp 97-105 in Maufort [S127]
    ‘Personal addresses in the plays of O’Neill.’ Quarterly Journal of Speech 55 1969 126-30 [M211]
    ‘To speak the unspoken: audible thinking in O’Neill’s plays.’ Eugene O’Neill Review 16 i 1992 55-70 [S65])

-----. ‘O’Neills arbetssätt.’ Pp 131-48 in Törnqvist, ed. Drama och teater. Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell, 1968

Tomše, Dušan. Eugene O’Neill. Ljubljana: Mestno Gledališče Ljubljansko, 1971. 198 [half-size] pp (introductory)

Vianu, Lidia. ‘O’Neill.’ Secolul XX 168-69 1975 140-51

Voelker, Paul D. ‘Eugene O’Neill’s aesthetic of  the drama.’ Modern Drama 21 1978 87-99 [S67]

Waith, Eugene M. ‘Eugene O’Neill: an exercise in unmasking.’ Educational Theatre Journal 13 1961 182-91 [M214]; repr. on pp 29-41 in Gassner (figurative as well as literal unmasking)

Weathers, Winston. The broken word: the communication  pathos in modern literature. NY: Gordon & Breach, 1981, 93-108: ‘Eugene O’Neill and the tragic word’ [S130] (from ETC: A Journal of General Semantics 19 1962 148-60)

Westgate, Chris. ‘Staging the “poor, wicked lot”: O’Neill’s rebuttal to fallen women plays.’ Eugene O’Neill Review 28 2006 62-79 (on The Web, Anna Christie, and The Iceman Cometh)

Wiig, Birgit. ‘O’Neill revaluert: Eugene O’Neills tematiske drama.’ Samtiden 77 1968 256-68

Wikander, Matthew H. ‘O’Neill and the cult of sincerity.’ Pp 217-35 in Manheim [S130] (dissenting view)

Wilkins, Frederick C, ed. ‘The enduring O’Neill: which plays will survive?’ Eugene O’Neill Newsletter preview issue 1977 2-15 [S70]

Wilmer, Steve. ‘Censoring Eugene O’Neill.’ Gramma: Journal of Theory and Criticism 2 1994 199-211 [S71]

Winkelmann, Sabine. Intermedialität in Eugene O’Neills Dramen: The Emperor Jones, The Hairy Ape und The Great God Brown. Würzberg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2004. 187 pp (publ. diss.)

Winther, Sophus K. Eugene O’Neill: a critical study. Enlarged ed. NY: Russell & Russell, 1961. 319 pp (first ed. publ. in 1934 [M155]) (topical approach; see index for individual plays)

Wiśniowski, Bronisław. ‘Eugene O’Neill.’ Twórczość 14 iv 1958 80-93

Wolter, Jürgen C. ‘Eugene O’Neill: the plays in context.’ Pp 647-61 in Jürgen Kamm, ed. Twentieth-century theatre and drama in English: Festschrift for Heinz Kosok on the occasion of his 65th birthday. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, 1999 [S131]

Zapf, Hubert. ‘Drama und Postmoderne: zur Aktualität Eugene O’Neills.’ Forum  Modernes Theater 3 1988 142-54

Zéraffa, Michel. Eugene O’Neill, dramaturge. Paris: L’Arche, 1956. 127 pp (survey with many quotations)



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