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Naturalism and Social Criticism

Adler, Thomas P. American drama, 1940-1960: a critical history. NY: Twayne, 1994, 21-42: ‘Eugene O’Neill: “faithful realism” with a poet’s touch’ [S73]

Alexander, Doris M. ‘Eugene O’Neill as social critic.’ American Quarterly 7 1954 349-63 [M159]; repr. on pp 390-407 in Cargill

Chura, Patrick J. ‘“Vital contact”: Eugene O’Neill and the working class.’ Twentieth Century Literature 49 2003 520-46

Flèche, Anne. Mimetic disillusion: Eugene O’Neill, Tennessee Williams, and U.S. dramatic realism. Tuscaloosa: Univ. of Alabama Pr., 1997, 1-24: ‘Introduction: Eugene O’Neill, Tennessee Williams, and U.S. dramatic theory, 1935-1947’

Halfmann, Ulrich. ‘Formen und Tendenzen des sozialkritischen amerikanischen Dramas der zwanziger und dreissiger Jahre.’ Pp 144-81 in Gerhard Hoffmann, ed. Das amerikanische Drama. Bern: Francke, 1984

-----. Unreal realism: O’Neills dramatisches Werk im Spiegel seiner szenischen Kunst. Bern: Francke, 1969. 191 pp

Kindermann, Wolf. ‘“Most stubborn and irreconciliable social rebel”: O’Neill und die Arbeiterbewegung.’ Pp 177-87 in Halfmann

Lipowicz, Malina. ‘Fatalizm, determinizm  a wolna wola w sztukach Eugene O’Neilla.’ Kwartalnik Neofilologiczny 17 1970 325-31

Moss, Leonard. The evolutionary sequence in tragedy and the Bible. Aurora, CO: Davies Group, 2008, 141-58: ‘Darwin’s paradox and O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Przybylska, Krystyna. ‘O’Neill: zbuntowany naturalista.’ Dialog (Warsaw) 15 v 1970 110-21

Rossetti, Gina M. Imagining the primitive in naturalist and modernist literature. Columbia: Univ. of Missouri Pr., 2006, 66-89: ‘The primitive as the brute working class’ (part on The Hairy Ape)

Schantz, Jeff. ‘“Direct action”: a sketch of anarchism and drama.’ Pp 157-63 in Schantz, ed. A creative passion: anarchism and culture. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars, 2011 (O’Neill and Emma Goldman)

Torrey, Jane. ‘O’Neill’s psychology of oppression in men and women.’ Pp 165-70 in Moorton [S128]

Winther, Sophus K. Eugene O’Neill: a critical study. Enlarged ed. NY: Russell & Russell, 1961,  3-42: ‘The destructive power of  the romantic ideal’; 43-53: ‘The anathema of Puritanism’

Zapf, Hubert. ‘Drama und Dekonstruktion: Eugene O’Neill als Kulturkritiker.’ Pp 221-35 in Halfmann

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