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Editor: Frederick Wilkins
Suffolk University, Boston

Vol. V, No. 1
Spring, 1981



MARSHALL BROOKS, essayist, printer and softball coach, is the editor of Nostoc and associate editor of the Eugene O'Neill Newsletter. Nostoc #10, soon to be published, will comprise eight short short stories and sketches by James T. Farrell, two of which have never before been published. For price information and a catalog of all his other publishing ventures, write to Mr. Brooks, Arts End Books, Box 162, Newton, MA 02168.

ROBERT BUTLER is an Associate Professor of English at Canisius College in Buffalo, New New York. His doctoral dissertation (Notre Dame, 1978) was on "Time and Narrative Design in the Major Novels of James T. Farrell," and he has published articles on Farrell, Theodore Dreiser and Ralph Ellison.

DEBORAH KELLAR PATTIN, who teaches English and drama at a high school in Tacoma, Washington, is a member of the Membership Committee of the Eugene O'Neill Society and of the Eugene O'Neill Foundation, Tao House. In the May-September 1980 issue of the Newsletter, she reported on a Washington production of A Touch of the Poet, which she directed.

JAY E. RAPHAEL is an Assistant Professor of Drama at the University of Virginia and a member of the Publications Committee of the Eugene O'Neill Society. The "Director's Notes" in the Long Day's Journey program describe his affection for O'Neill: "Since 1968, when a friend casually mentioned that I might like to read the Gelb biography of Eugene O'Neill, I have been consuming all of his plays, collecting all of the biographical works and critical commentary on his considerable product, dragging my beleaguered wife to the four corners of this country in search of obscure theatrical productions, and spending our collective salaries on first editions, memorabilia and an addictive pursuit of the man and the artist."

FREDERICK C. WILKINS, Chairman of the Department of English at Suffolk University in Boston, where he was instrumental in initiating a new major in Dramatic Arts, is editor of the Eugene O'Neill Newsletter and a member of the Board of Directors of the Eugene O'Neill Society.


  • "Good Morning, Eugene"--a long poem by Norman Andrew Kirk, inspired by an eyewitness account of the playwright's burial in Boston's Forest Hills Cemetery;

  • "Desire Under the Elms: Characters by Jung"--an essay by Patrick J. Nolan;

  • Reviews and reports of new productions and publications;

  • Advance information about O'Neill Society doin's in New York City next December; and

  • News, notes and queries from all over, submitted by the Newsletter's dedicated readership.



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