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The American Mercury  


1924 (February)


    NOTES:  Contains ALL GOD'S CHILLUN GOT WINGS. Preceded book publication.

Atkinson # C53     Sanborn and Clark # 37

ALL GOD'S CHILLUN GOT WINGS was written at the request of George Jean Nathan for the first issue of THE AMERICAN MERCURY, a new magazine Nathan was co-founding with H. L. Mencken as a successor to THE SMART SET. However, as the play grew in length (it was originally conceived as a one-acter), O'Neill found that he could not meet the deadline for a January, 1924 appearance. The play was subsequently published in the second issue of the magazine.

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