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Six Plays of Eugene O'Neill

Mickle, Alan D.
New York: Horace Liveright, 1929
First edition, with dust jacket


The title is misleading.  The book reviews but does not reprint Christie, Ape, Brown, Fountain, Marco and Interlude.  Its complete and unqualified praise of O'Neill places him with Shakespeare, Ibsen, Goethe and Blake.  Amidst all of Mickle's assertions that O'Neill could do no wrong, the most remarkable point is his "proof" that all the characters in Strange Interlude are perfectly normal.  None of O'Neill's most avid supporters in America ever admitted this.  The lyric adoration is interesting but of limited value, especially in view of the fact that Mickle bases all his criticism on having read but not seen the plays.Miller


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