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An O'Neill Concordance

Reaver, J. Russell
Detroit: Gale, 1969
First edition, three volumes

 

The giant computerized effort at a complete concordance of most of O'Neill's works overwhelms in its detail and disappoints in its usefulness.  Entire plays are arbitrarily omitted without explanation, which at once limits the scholarly value.  If O'Neill has reached the level of Shakespeare and the Bible, thereby meriting this effort, well and good, but one might seriously question, especially because of the limited nature of this undertaking.  If one really wishes to find out when and where O'Neill wrote "God," "Gawd," or "b'God," here's the source.Miller

 

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