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Editor: Frederick Wilkins
Suffolk University, Boston

Vol. VIII, No. 2
Summer-Fall 1984



[The following expansion of a bibliography presented at the MLA special session on O'Neill last December might have been titled "The ABC's of O'Neill Publication, 1980-1983," as its three parts are, in order, Articles, Books, and Chapters in books not entirely about O'Neill. It attempts to be an exhaustive list of all O'Neill-related publication during the first four years of the 1980s; but I am sure that, given both the worldwide interest in O'Neill and my limited time for research, it is far from complete. In December, I requested information about items I had then omitted, and much was forthcoming, especially from Charles A. Carpenter, whose own annual bibliography in Modern Drama is a model of the bibliographic craft at its very best. To Professor Carpenter, and to all the others who submitted additions, my deepest thanks. I will now close the books on 1980-1983 and begin a comparable collection for 1984 et seq.

Readers will note that the book list includes three works published in 1979. I felt that the three were too important to omit even though they fell outside the chronological limits I'd initially set. This is, of course, disrespectful to authors of 1979 articles about O'Neill; and now, so late in another year, it is probably also unfair to authors of 1984 books not to do the same thing for them! But I had to draw the line somewhere, and I assure the latter group prominence in the next such bibliography.

The December presentation included my comments about the list, entitled "Current Trends in O'Neill Publication." I have omitted those comments here, since the expanded list vitiates their generalizations. But I will send a copy of the now-outdated comments to anyone who requests them. --Editor.]


Anthony, Geraldine, S. C. "Eugene O'Neill and Maxwell Anderson: Controversial Experimentalists." Canadian Rev of Amer Stud, 13 (Fall 1982), 231-243.

Apseloff, Stanford S. "Eugene O'Neill: An Early Letter." Resources for Amer Lit Study, 11 (Spring 1981), 109-111.

Ben-Zvi, Linda. "Eugene O'Neill and Film." EON (Spring 1983), 3-10.

"Exiles, The Great God Brown, and the Specter of Nietzsche." Mod Dr (Sept. 1981), 251-269.

"Susan Glaspell and Eugene O'Neill." EON (Summer-Fall 1982), 21-29.

Blesch, Edwin J., Jr. "Lots of Desire, No Elms: A Consideration of Eugene O'Neill's Desire Under the Elms on Film." Nassau Rev, 4 (1981), 14-22.

Bordewyk, Gordon and Michael McGowan. "Another Source of Eugene O'Neill's The Emperor Jones." NMAL (Autumn 1982), #10.

Butler, Robert. "Artifice and Art: Words in The Iceman Cometh and Hughie." EON (Spring 1981), 3-6.

Chioles, John. "Aeschylus and O'Neill: A Phenomenological View." Comp Dr, 14 (1980), 159-187.

Drucker, Trudy. "Sexuality as Destiny: The Shadow Lives of O'Neill's Women." EON (Summer-Fall 1982), 7-10.

Dutta, Ujjal. "The Iceman Cometh: O'Neill's Theatre of Alien Vision." Journal of the Department of English (Calcutta U.), 17 (1981-82), 72-78.

Egri, Pter. "'Belonging' Lost: Alienation and Dramatic Form in Eugene O'Neill's The Hairy Ape." Acta Litteraria Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae [cited below as ALASH], 24 (1982), 157-190.

"Beneath The Calms of Capricorn: O'Neill's Adoption and Naturalization of European Models," EON (Summer-Fall 1983), 6-17.

"The Genetic and Generic Aspects of Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage." [includes comparison with Mourning Becomes Electra] ALASH, 22 (1980), 333-348.

"The Iceman Cometh: European Origins and American Originality." EON (Winter 1981), 5-10; (Spring 1982), 16-24; (Summer-Fall 1982), 30-36.

"The Plight of War and the Predicament of Revolution: Eugene O'Neill's The Personal Equation." ALASH, 23 (1981), 249-260.

"The Reinterpretation of the Chekhovian Mosaic Design in O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night." ALASH, 22 (1981), 29-71.

Ellis, Ted R., III. "The Materialization of Ghosts in Strange Interlude." Amer Notes & Queries, 19 (1981), 110-114.

Feldman, Robert. "The Longing for Death in O'Neill's Strange Interlude and Mourning Becomes Electra." Lit and Psych, 31 (1981), 39-48.

Frazer, Winifred. "Eugene O'Neill, Poems: 1912-1944: A Review." EON (Winter 1980), 5-9.

Frenz, Horst. "Marco Millions, O'Neill's Chinese Experience and Chinese Drama." Comp Lit Studies, 18 (1981), 362-367.

Gillespie, Michael. "Eugene O'Neill: The Theatrical Quest." Claudel Studies, 9 (1982), 43-51.

Goldhurst, William. "Misled by a Box: Variations on a Theme From Poe." ["In the Zone" infl. by Poe's "The Oblong Box"] Clues: A Journal of Detection (Spring/Summer 1982), pp. 31-37.

Grimm, Reinhold. "A Note on O'Neill, Nietzsche, and Naturalism: Long Day's Journey Into Night in European Perspective." Mod Dr, 26 (Sept. 1983), 331-334.

Hinden, Michael. "Desire and Forgiveness: O'Neill's Diptych." [Desire Under the Elms and A Moon for the Misbegotten] Comp Dr (Fall 1980), 240-250.

"O'Neill, Nietzsche, and the American Past." EON (Jan. 1980), 2-4.

"The Transitional Nature of All God's Chillun Got Wings." EON (May-Sept. 1980), 3-5.

"When Playwrights Talk to God: Peter Shaffer and the Legacy of Eugene O'Neill." Comp Dr (Spring 1982), 49-63.

Hollyson, Carl, Jr. "O'Neill's Mysticism: From His Historical Trilogy to Long Day's Journey Into Night. Stud in Myst Lit (Taiwan), 1 (Spring 1981), 218-236.

Jackson, Esther M. "Eugene O'Neill's More Stately Mansions: Studies in Dramatic Form at the University of Wisconsin-Madison." EON (Summer-Fall 1981), 21-26.

Jurich, Joseph. "Jack London and The Hairy Ape." EON (Jan. 1980), 6-8.

Kellar, Deborah. "Staging A Touch of the Poet." EON (May-Sept. 1980), 10-12.

Krafchick, Marcelline. "Film and Fiction in O'Neill's Hughie." Ariz Q (Spring 1983), 47-61.

Lai, Sheng-chuan. "Mysticism and Noh in O'Neill." Th J (March 1983), 74-87. Linney, Romulus. "About O'Neill." EON (Winter 1982), 3-5.

Mandl, Bette. "Absence as Presence: The Second Sex in The Iceman Cometh." EON (Summer-Fall, 1982), 10-15.

Manheim, Michael. "Dialogue Between Son and Mother in Chekhov's The Sea Gull and O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night." EON (Spring 1982), 24-29.

"O'Neill's Transcendence of Melodrama in A Touch of the Poet and A Moon for the Misbegotten." Comp Dr (Fall 1982), 238-250.

Miller, Ronald R. "History as Image: Approaches to the Staging of Eugene O'Neill's More Stately Mansions." EON (Summer-Fall 1981), 26-32.

Moleski, Joseph J. "Eugene O'Neill and the Cruelty of Theater." Comp Dr (Winter 1981-82), 327-342.

Murphy, Brenda. "O'Neill's Realism: A Structural Approach." [The Iceman Cometh] EON (Spring 1983), 3-6.

Nelson, Doris. "O'Neill's Women." EON (Summer-Fall 1982), 3-7.

Nolan, Patrick J. "Desire Under the Elms: Characters by Jung." EON (Summer-Fall 1981), 5-10.

"The Emperor Jones: A Jungian View of the Origin of Fear in the Black Race." EON (May-Sept. 1980), 6-9.

Norton, Elliot. "30 years later, a look at Eugene O'Neill's long journey into night." Boston Sunday Globe (Nov. 27, 1983), pp. 85, 89.

Oku, Yasuko. "An Analysis of the Fourth Act of O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night: Mainly His Application of the Comic Perspective." Stud in Eng Lit (Tokyo), 58 (1982), 43-61.

Pace, Eric. "Preserving the Homes Where O'Neill Lived and Worked." New York Times (Feb. 8, 1981), 5, 18.

Pecile, Jordan. "Where the Long Day's Journey Began." Hartford Courant Mag (Dec. 28, 1980), 4-7.

Perrin, Robert. "O'Neill's Use of Language in Where the Cross Is Made." EON (Winter 1982), 12-13.

Petite, Joseph. "The Paradox of Power in More Stately Mansions." EON (Winter 1981), 2-5.

Pettegrove, James P. "'Snuff'd out by an Article': Anna Christie in Berlin." Maske Und Kothurn, 27 (1981), 335-345.

Phillips, David. "Eugene O'Neill's Fateful Maine Interlude." Down East (Aug. 1981), 84-87, 99-108.

Raleigh, John H. "Strindberg in Andrew Jackson's America: O'Neill's More Stately Mansions." Clio, 13 (1983), 1-15.

Raphael, Jay E. "On Directing Long Day's Journey Into Night." EON (Spring 1981), 7-10.

Ratliff, Gerald Lee. "Fog: An O'Neill Theological Miscellany." EON (Winter 1982), 15-20.

Regenbaum, Shelly. "O'Neill and the Hebraic Theme of Sacrifice." [Abstract] EON (Winter 1981), 22-24.

Robinson, James A. "Taoism and O'Neill's Marco Millions." Comp Dr (Fall 1980).

Robinson, Le Roy. "John Howard Lawson's Souls: A Harbinger of Strange Interlude." EON (Winter 1980), 12-13.

Rutenberg, Nichael E. "Bob Smith Ain't So Dumb: Directing The Hairy Ape." EON (Jan. 1980), 11-15.

Sarls, Robert K. "Nina Moise Directs Eugene O'Neill's The Rope." EON (Winter 1982), 9-12.

Schvey, Henry I. "'The Past Is the Present, Isn't It?': Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night." Dutch Q Rev, 10 (1980), 84-99.

Sheaffer, Louis. "Correcting Some Errors in Annals of O'Neill." Comp Dr, 17 (Fall 1983), 201-232.

Sipple, William L. "From Stage to Screen: The Long Voyage Home and Long Day's Journey Into Night." EON (Spring 1983), 10-14.

Snyder, Phillip A. "A Wanderer's Tether: The Meaning of Home in O'Neill's Ah, Wilderness! and Long Day's Journey Into Night." Encyclia: Jour. of the Utah Acad. of Sciences, Arts & Letters, 57 (1980), 103-109.

Strickland, Edward. "Baudelaire's 'Portraits de maitresses' and O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh." Romance Notes, 22 (Spring 1982), 291-294.

Timr, Esther. "Possible Sources for Two O'Neill One Acts." [Recklessness and In the Zone] EON (Winter 1982), 20-23.

Tuck, Susan. "'Electricity Is God Now': D.H. Lawrence and O'Neill." EON (Summer-Fall 1981), 10-15.

"House of Compson, House of Tyrone: Faulkner's Influence on O'Neill." EON (Winter 1981), 10-16.

"O'Neill and Faulkner: Their Kindred Imaginations." EON (Winter 1980), 19-20.

"O'Neill and Frank Wedekind." EON (Spring 1982), 29-35; (Summer-Fall 1982), 17-21.

Viswanthan, R. "The Ship Scene in The Emperor Jones." EON (Winter 1980), 3-5.

Voelker, Paul D. "Servitude's American Premiere (?): A Report by the Director." EON (Summer-Fall 1982), 45-47.

Vyzga, Bernard J. "Designing The Hairy Ape." EON (Jan. 1980), 15-16.

Watt, Stephen M. "The 'Formless Fear' of O'Neill's Emperor and Tennyson's King." EON (Winter 1982), 14-15.

Wertheim, Albert. "Eugene O'Neill's Days Without End and the Tradition of the Split Character in Modern American and British Drama." EON (Winter 1982), 5-9.

Wiles, Timothy J. "Tammanyite, Progressive and Anarchist: Political Communities in The Iceman Cometh." Clio, 9 (1980), 1979-1996.

Wilkins, Frederick C. "Lawson & Cole Revisited." [Two 1954 "progressive" views of EGO] EON (Summer-Fall 1983), 17-23.

Wittenberg, Judith. "Faulkner and Eugene O'Neill." Miss. Q, 33 (1980), 327-341.

Young, William. "Mother and Daughter in Mourning Becomes Electra." EON (Summer-Fall 1982), 15-17.


Berlin, Normand. Eugene O'Neill. NY: Grove Press, 1983. xiv + 178 pp.

Carpenter, Frederic I. Eugene O'Neill, rev. ed. Boston: Twayne, 1979. 192 pp.

Chothia, Jean. Forging a Language: A Study of the Plays of Eugene O'Neill. Cambridge U. Press, 1979. 243 pp.

Floyd, Virginia, ed. Eugene O'Neill: A World View. NY: Ungar, 1979. ix + 309 pp.

, ed. Eugene O'Neill at Work: Newly Released Ideas for Plays. NY: Ungar, 1981. 448 pp.

Hayashi, Tetsumary, ed. Eugene O'Neill: Research Opportunities and Dissertation Abstracts. Jefferson, N. C.: McFarland, 1983.

Manheim, Michael. Eugene O'Neill's New Language of Kinship. Syracuse U. Press, 1982. xii + 240 pp.

O'Neill, Eugene. The Calms of Capricorn. Developed from O'Neill's Scenario by Donald Gallup. With a Transcription of the Scenario. New Haven: Yale U. Press, 1982. xvi + 190 pp.

Chris Christophersen: A Play in Three Acts (Six Scenes). Foreword by Leslie E. Comens. NY: Random House, 1982. xi + 148 pp.

Poems: 1912-1944, ed. Donald Gallup. New Haven: Ticknor & Fields, 1980. vii + 119 pp.

"The Theatre We Worked For": The Letters of Eugene O'Neill to Kenneth Macgowan, ed. Jackson Bryer, with intro. essays by Travis Bogard. New Haven: Yale U. Press, 1982 xiii + 274 pp.

Orlandello, John. O'Neill on Film. Farleigh Dickinson U. Press, 1982. 182 pp.

Robinson, James A. Eugene O'Neill and Oriental Thought: A Divided Vision. Carbondale: S. Illinois U. Press, 1982. 201 pp.

Sarls, Robert K. Jig Cook and the Provincetown Players: Theatre in Ferment. Amherst: U. of Mass. Press, 1982. 265 pp.

Sinha, C.P. O'Neill's Tragic Vision. Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities Press, 1981. x + 176 pp.


Berlin, Normand. "Passion: Hippolytus, Phaedra, Desire Under the Elms." In The Secret Cause: A Discussion of Tragedy (Amherst: U. of Mass. Press, 1981), 33-63.

Bigsby, C.W.E. "Provincetown: The Birth of Twentieth-Century American Drama," and "Eugene O'Neill." In A Critical Introduction to Twentieth-Century American Drama, Vol. I (Cambridge U. Press, 1982), 1-35 and 36-119.

Cooley, John R. Savages and Naturals: Black Portraits by White Writers in Modern American Literature. [Emperor Jones discussed] Newark: U. of Delaware Press, 1982, pp. 59-72.

Ditsky, John. "O'Neill's Evangel of Peace: The Iceman Cometh." In The Onstage Christ: Studies in the Persistence of a Theme (London: Vision, 1980), 93-110.

Eben, Michael C. "George Kaiser's Von morgens bis Mitternachts and Eugene O'Neill's Emperor Jones: Affinities in Flight." In George Kaiser: eine Aufsatzsammlung nach einem Symposium in Edmonton, Kanada, ed. Holger A. Pausch and Ernest Reinhold (Berlin: Agora, 1980), pp. 263-276.

Fink, Ernest O. "Audience Aids for Non-Literary Allusions? Observations on the Transposition of Essential Technicalities in the Sea Plays of Eugene O'Neill." In The Languages of Theatre: Problems in the Translation and Transposition of Drama, ed. Ortrun Zuber (Oxford: Pergamon, 1980), 69-81.

Frenz, Horst. "Eugene O'Neill and the European Connection." In Literary Communication
and Reception...
, ed. Zoran Konstantinovic et al. (Innsbruck: AMOE, 1980), pp. 385-390.

Higgs, Robert J. Laurel & Thorn: The Athlete in American Literature. Lexington: Kentucky U. Press, 1981. (Pp. 55-62 treat Gordon Shaw in Strange Interlude.)

Ooi, Vicki C.H. "Transcending Culture: A Cantonese Translation and Production of O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night." In The Languages of Theatre (see Fink entry above), 51-68.

Orr, John. "Eugene O'Neill I: The Living Tragedy" (pp. 165-182) and Eugene O'Neill II: The Life Remembered" (pp. 183-205), in Tragic Drama and Modern Society. London: Macmillan, 1981.

Oswald, Josef. The Discordant, Broken, Faithless Rhythm of Our Time: eine Analyse der spaten Dramen Eugene O'Neills. Frankfurt: Bern, 1981.

Sewall, Richard B. "Long Day's Journey Into Night." In The Vision of Tragedy, new ed., enlarged (New Haven: Yale U. Press, 1980), 161-174.

Styan, J.L. "Expressionism in America: O'Neill." In Modern Drama in Theory and Practice, Vol. III: Expressionism and Epic Theatre (Cambridge U. Press, 1981), 97-111.

"Realism in America: Early Variations. Street Scene (1929), Long Day's Journey Into Night (1956)." In Modern Drama in Theory and. Practice, Vol. I: Realism and Naturalism (Cambridge U. Press, 1981), 122-136.

Suyama, Shizou. "Eugene O'Neill Iceman Kitaru: Moo Hitori no Sisyphe to Kankyaku
no Shisei." In Bungaku to America: Ohashi Kenzaburo Kyolu Kanreki Kinen Ronbushu (Tokyo: Nanundo, 1980), III, 297-312.

--compiled by Frederick C. Wilkins



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