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Editor: Frederick Wilkins
Suffolk University, Boston

Vol. II, No. 3
January, 1979



Jordan Y. Miller's Eugene O'Neill and the American Critic: A Bibliographical Checklist (2nd ed., rev., 1973) is so good that it needs very little help. But every secondary bibliography can use some degree of supplementing and correcting, and Miller's is no exception--especially since it is restricted to English-language material. In the course of my work on an international bibliography of modern drama studies, 1966-80, I have located many substantial discussions of O'Neill which, for one reason or another, are not included in Miller. The most important and elusive of these are parts of books. Listed below are fifty-odd chapters or other sections of books that might interest O'Neill scholars. I welcome addenda to the addenda.

--Charles A. Carpenter

Almási, Miklós. "A mai dráma elozményei: O'Neill es Brecht." A drámafejlodés útjai (Egy múfaj története Goethétol O'Neillig). Budapest: Akadémiai, 1969, 430-64 (German translation available)

Belli, Angela. Ancient Greek Myths and Modern Drama: A Study in Continuity. NY: NYU Pr., 1969, 19-38 (on Mourning Becomes Electra)

Bentley, Eric. "Eugene O'Neill." Theatre of War: Comments on 32 Occasions. NY: Viking, 1972, 64-92 (from Major Writers of America, ed. Perry Miller, 1962)

Bermel, Albert. "The Family as Villain: Long Day's Journey Into Night." Contradictory Characters: An Interpretation of the Modern Theatre. NY: Dutton, 973, 105-21

Blanke, Gustav H. "Die Dramenschlusse bei O'Neill." In Hans Itschert, ed. Das amerikanische Drama von den Anfangen bis zur Gegenwart. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche, 1972, 155-67 (from 1967 Neusprachliche Mitteilungen)

Brashear, William R. "The Play as Will and Idea: Shaw and O'Neill" and "The Wisdom of Silenus: O'Neill's Spiritual Ancestors." The Gorgon's Head: A Study in Tragedy and Despair. Athens: Georgia UP, 1977, 88-103, 104-33 (first part from 1966 Criticism)

Brugger, Ilse. "Verwendung and Bedeutung der Maske bei O'Neill." In Itschert (see Blanke), 137-54 (from 1957 Neueren Sprachen)

Carpenter, Frederic I. "Eugene O'Neill, the Orient, and American Transcendentalism." In Myron Simon & Thornton H. Parsons, eds. Transcendentalism and Its Legacy. Ann Arbor: Michigan UP, 1966, 204-14

Chander, Jagdish. "Modern American Drama: The Quest of Eugene O'Neill." In C.D. Narasimhaiah, ed. Asian Response to American Literature. Delhi: Vikas, 1972, 7-95

Dickinson, Hugh. "Eugene O'Neill: The Family as Furies." Myth on the Modern Stage. Urbana: Illinois UP, 1969, 146-82 (on Mourning Becomes Electra; from 1967 Drama Critique)

Donoghue, Denis. "The Old Drama and the New." The Ordinary Universe: Soundings in Modern Literature. NY: Macmillan, 1968, 146-68 (compares Buchner's Danton's Death--"new drama"--with Long Day's Journey--"old")

Ehrlich, Alan. "A Streetcar Named Desire Under the Elms: A Study of Dramatic Space in A Streetcar Named Desire and Desire Under the Elms." In Jac Tharpe, ed. Tennessee Williams: A Tribute. Jackson: Mississippi UP, 1977, 6-36

Fleisher, Frederic. "Strindberg and O'Neill." In Itschert (see Blanke), 118-28 (from 1956 Symposium)

Frenz, Horst. "Notes on Eugene O'Neill in France." In Manfred Durzak, Eberhard Reichmann, & Ulrich Weisstein, eds. Texte and Kontexte. Bern: Francke, 1973, 59-72

Goldman, Arnold. "The Vanity of Personality: The Development of Eugene O'Neill." In John R. Brown & Bernard Harris, eds. American Theatre. Stratford-upon-Avon Studies, 10. London: Arnold, 1967, 29-51

Granger, Bruce I. "Eugene O'Neill: Man of the Theater." In Klaus Lanzinger, ed. Americana-Austriaca. Vienna: Braumuller, 1974, III, 24-32

----- "Illusion and Reality in Eugene O'Neill." In Itschert (see Blanke), 129-36 (from 1973 Modern Language Notes)

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

Haas, Rudolf. "Eugene O'Neill." In Itschert (see Blanke), 98-117 (from 1968 Studium Generale)

----- "The Iceman Cometh." In Paul Goetsch, ed. Das amerikanische Drama. Düsseldorf: Bagel, 1974, 86-105

----- "'Tristitia' and 'Nobiskrug': Zwei mögliche Motive in The Iceman Cometh." In Literatur und Sprache der Vereinigten Staaten, ed. Hans Helmcke et al. Heidelberg: Winter, 1969, 144-55

----- "Über Amfänge des 'Modernen' im amerikanischen Drama." In Itschert (see Blanke), 51-69 (from 1966 Jahrbüch fur Amerikastudien)

Halfmann, Ulrich. "Beyond the Horizon." In Goetsch (see Haas, second item), 27-49

Hermann, István. "Edmund, a halál rokona: O'Neill, Utazás az éjszakaba" and "Menekülési kísérlet: O'Neill, Boldogtalan hold (Moon for the Misbegotten)." A személyiség nyomában: Drámai kalauz. Budapest: Magveto, 1972, 474-83, 484-94

Herron, Ima H. "O'Neill's Lost Townsmen." The Small Town in American Drama. Dallas: Southern Methodist UP, 1969, 272-337 (wrong title in Miller)

Hoffmann, Gerhard. "Auffassungsweisen and Gestaltungskategorien der Wirklichkeit im Drama: Zum Tragischen, Komischen, Satirischen and Grotesken bei O'Neill." In Alfred Weber & Siegfried Neuweiler, eds. Amerikanisches Drama and Theater im 20. Jahrhundert. Gottingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1975, 60-110

------ "Mourning Becomes Electra." In Goetsch (see Haas, second item), 50-85

Kass, Anton. "Expressionismus and der fruhe O'Neill" and "Charakterisierung bei O'Neill and Kaiser." Expressionismus in Amerika: Rezeption and Innovation. Tubingen: Niemeyer, 1975, 74-87, 102-7

Kirchner, Gustav. "Das Lustspiel O'Neills: Ah, Wilderness! (1933)." In Itschert (see Blanke), 168-76 (from 1952 Neueren Sprachen)

Kistrup, Jens. "Eugene O'Neill." In Sven M. Kristensen, ed. Fremmede digtere i det 20. ĺrhundrede, II. Copenhagen: Gad, 1967, 357-74

Kónya, Judit. "Utazás az éjszakába (Long Day's Journey Into Night)." In Géza Hegedüus & Judit Kónya. Kalandozás a dramaturgia világában. Budapest: Gondolat, 1973, 240-52

Lau, Joseph S. M. "(Ts'ao Yu's) Thunderstorm and Desire Under the Elms" and "The Wilderness and The Emperor Jones as Studies of Fear." Ts'ao Yu: The Reluctant Disciple of Chekhov and O'Neill. Hong Kong: Hong Kong UP, 1970, 15-27, 51-56 (first chapter from 1966 Journal of Asian Studies)

Lewis, Allan. "Eugene O'Neill: The Tragic Homecoming." American Plays and Playwrights of the Contemporary Theatre, rev. ed. NY: Crown, 1970, 15-34

Manocchio, Tony, & William Petill. "The Tyrone Family." Families Under Stress: A Psychological Interpretation. London: Routledge & K. Paul, 1975, 102-28 (treats Long Day's Journey as a case study)

Mennemeier, Franz N. Das moderne Drama des Auslandes, 3rd ed. Düsseldorf: Bagel, 1976, 43-65

Michelson, Annette. "Le théâtre d'Eugene O'Neill." In Jean Jacquot, ed. Le théâtre moderne: Hommes et tendances, 3rd ed. Paris: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (C.N.R.S.), 1968, 149-63

Miller, Jordan Y. "The Other O'Neill." In Warren French, ed. The Twenties. Deland, Fla.: Everett/Edwards, 1975, 455-73

Mounier, Catherine. "L'expressionisme dans 1'oeuvre d'Eugene O'Neill." In Denis Bablet & Jean Jacquot, eds. L'expressionisme dans le théâtre européen. Paris: C.N.R.S., 1971, 331-40

----- "Le marchand de glace est passe d'Eugene O'Neill et la mise en scčne de Gabriel Garran au Théâtre de la Commune d'Aubervilliers." In Denis Bablet & Jean Jacquot, eds. Les voies de la création théâtrale 4. Paris: C.N.R.S., 975, 65-10

Murray, Edward. "Eugene O'Neill, Expressionism, and Film." The Cinematic Imagination: Writers and the Motion Pictures. NY: Ungar, 1972, 16-35

Nicol, Bernard de B., ed. Varieties of Dramatic Experience: Discussions on Dramatic Forms and Themes Between Stanley Evernden, Roger Hubank, Thora Burnley Jones and Bernard de Bear Nicol. Lon on: London UP, 1969, 221-35 (on Long Day's Journey, Mourning, and Desire)

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

Porter, Thomas E. "Puritan Ego and Freudian Unconscious: Mourning Becomes Electra." Myth and Modern American Drama. Detroit: Wayne State UP, 1969, 26-52

Raghavacharyulu, Dhupaty V.K. "Waiting for Hughie." In Jagdish Chander & Narindar S. Pradhan, eds. Studies in American Literature. Delhi: Oxford UP, 1976, 43-51

Raleigh, John H. "Eugene O'Neill." In Jackson R. Bryer, ed. Sixteen Modern American Authors: A Survey of Research and Criticism. Durham: Duke UP, 1974, 417-43

Roberts, Patrick. "Orestes in Modern Drama: Mourning Becomes Electra." The Psychology of Tragic Drama. London: Routledge & K. Paul, 1975, 170-82

Scanlan, Tom. "Eugene O'Neill and the Drama of Family Dilemma." Family, Drama, and American Dreams. Westport, Conn.; Greenwood, 1978, 83-125

Schevill, James E. "Eugene O'Neill: The Isolation and Endurance of an American Playwright." Break Out! In Search of New Theatrical Environments. Chicago: Swallow, 1973, 190-97 (memoir)

Silvestru, Valentin. "Dimensiuni clasice în tragedia moderna a lui O'Neill." Prezenta teatrului: Studii critice. Bucharest: Meridiane, 1968, 209-17 (stresses Mourning)

Sochatoff, A. Fred. "Two Modern Treatments oŁ the Phaedra Legend." In In Honor oŁ Austin Wright. Carnegie Series in English, 12. Pittsburgh: Carnegie­Mellon Univ., 1972, 80-86 (Desire Under the Elms and T.C. Murray's Autumn Fire)

Törnqvist, Egil. "O'Neills arbetssätt." In Egil Törnqvist, ed. Drama och tester. Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell, 1968, 131-48

Vogel, Dan. The Three Masks of American Tragedy. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 1974, 41-54 (on Desire and Mourning)

Wells, Arvin R. "Beyond the Horizon." In John V. Hagopian & Martin Dolch, eds. Insight I: Analyses of American Literature, 2nd ed. rev. Frankfurt: Hirschgraben, 1971, 187-93

----- "Eugene O'Neill." In Hermann J. Weiand, ed. Insight IV: Analyses of Modern British and American Drama. Frankfurt: Hirschgraben, 1975, 239-50 (analyses of Emperor Jones and Desire)

Williams, Raymond. Drama from Ibsen to Brecht (2nd rev. ed. of Drama from Ibsen to Eliot). Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1973 (c.1968), 250-52 (on Mourning), 335-39 (on Long Day's Journey)

Winchester, Otis W. "History in Literature: Eugene O'Neill's Strange Interlude as a Transcript of America in the 1927's." In I. E. Cadenhead, ed. Literature and History. Tulsa: Univ. oŁ Tulsa, 1970, 43-58

Zardoya, Concha. "Eugene O'Neill a la luz del expresionismo." Verdad, belleza y expresión (letras anglo­americanas). Barcelona: Hispano Americana, 1967, 187-215



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