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The Influence of Nietzsche

Ben-Zvi, Linda. ‘[Joyce’s] Exiles, The Great God Brown, and the specter of Nietzsche.’ Modern Drama 24 1981 251-69 [S7]

Black, Stephen  A. ‘On Jason Robards as O’Neill’s Nietzschean iceman.’ Eugene O’Neill Review 17 1993 149-56 [S10]; repr. on pp 40-48 in Black et al., eds., for the Eugene O’Neill Society. Jason Robards remembered: essays and recollections. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2002

Brashear, William  R. The gorgon’s head: a study in  tragedy and despair. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Pr., 1977, 88-103: ‘The play as will and idea: Shaw and O’Neill’ (from Criticism 8 1966 155-69) (Nietzschean themes in each); 104-33: ‘The wisdom of Silenus: O’Neill’s spiritual ancestors’ (Nietzschean influence in The Iceman Cometh and Strange Interlude)

Brugnoli, Annalisa. ‘Fighting archangels: the deus absconditis in Eugene O’Neill’s dialogue with the Bible, Nietzsche and Jung.’ Pp142-53 in Eisenhauer

Colburn, Steven E. ‘The long voyage home: illusion and the tragic pattern of fate in O’Neill’s S. S. Glencairn cycle.’ Pp 55-65 in Martine [S84] (touches on Nietzsche’s influence)

Cunningham, Frank R. ‘The Great God Brown and O’Neill’s romantic vision.’ Ball State University Forum 14 iii 1973 69-78 [S17] (roots in Nietzsche’s doctrine of eternal recurrence)

-----. ‘Lazarus Laughed: a study in O’Neill’s romanticism.’ Studies in the Twentieth Century 15 1975 51-75 [S17] (a fusion of Nietzsche and Buddha)

Day, Cyrus. ‘Amor fati: O’Neill’s Lazarus as Superman and savior.’ Modern Drama 3 1960 297-305 [M366]; repr. on pp 72-81 in Gassner (Nietzschean ideas in The Great God Brown and Lazarus Laughed)

Fleisher, Frederic. ‘Strindberg and O’Neill.’ Symposium 10 1956 84-94  [M180]; repr. on pp 118-28 in Hans Itschert, ed. Das amerikanische Drama von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1972 (Nietzsche’s influence exceeded that of Strindberg)

Friedl, Herwig. ‘Power / play: Nietzsche und O’Neill.’ Pp 203-20 in Halfmann

Grimm, Reinhold. ‘A note on O’Neill, Nietzsche and naturalism: Long Days’s Journey Into Night in European perspective.’ Modern Drama 26 1983 331-34 [S30]; ‘O’Neills Aufhebung der europäischen Moderne: Naturalismus und Nietzscheanismus in Long Days’s Journey Into Night.’ Pp 252-58 in Hans D. Irmscher & Werner Keller, eds. Drama und Theater im 20. Jahrhundert: Festschrift für Walter Hinck. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1983

Han, Kim. ‘Lazarus Laughed: Dionysus and The Birth of Tragedy.’ English Language and Literature 37 1991 993-1005 [S31] (also treats The Great God Brown)

Hinden, Michael. ‘The Birth of Tragedy and The Great God Brown.’ Modern Drama 16 1973 129-40 [S32]

-----. ‘The Emperor Jones: O’Neill, Nietzsche, and the American past.’ Eugene O’Neill Newsletter 3 iii 1980 2-4 [S33]

Hoffmann, Gerhard. ‘Eugene O’Neill: America’s Nietzschean playwright.’ Pp 197-221 in Manfred Pütz, ed. Nietzsche in American literature and thought. Columbia, SC: Camden House, 1995 [S100]

Kalson, Albert E., & Lisa M. Schwerdt. ‘Eternal recurrence and the shaping of O’Neill’s dramatic structures.’ Comparative Drama 24 1990 133-50 [S36]; repr. on pp 71-88 in Liu (Nietzsche’s theory)

Labelle, Maurice M. ‘Dionysus and despair: the influence of Nietzsche upon O’Neill’s drama.’ Educational Theatre Journal 25 1973 436-42 [S38]

Levin, Eric. ‘A touch of the postmodern: Marco Millions and Nietzschean perspectivism.’ Eugene O’Neill Review 33 2012 14-23

Murray, David A. ‘O’Neill’s transvaluation of pessimism  in The Iceman Cometh.’ Eugene O’Neill Review 16 ii 1992 73-79 [S46] (the play reflects the positive thrust of Nietzsche’s ideas)

Robinson, James A. Eugene O’Neill and Oriental thought: a divided vision. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1982. 201 pp [S118] (affinities with the ideas of Nietzsche and Jung)

Sánchez, Marta. ‘Desire Under the Elms as a celebration of life: a view in the light of Nietzsche’s The Birth of Tragedy.’ Revista de Filología y Lingüística de la Universidad de Costa Rica 15 ii 1989 31-35 [S57]

Steinhauer, H. ‘Eros and Psyche: a Nietzschean motif in Anglo-American literature.’ Modern Language Notes 64 1949 217-28 [M210]

Törnqvist, Egil. Eugene O’Neill: a playwright’s theatre. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2003, 39-54: ‘Nietzsche’ (part from ‘Nietzsche and O’Neill: a study in affinity.’ Orbis Litterarum 23 1968 97-126)

-----. ‘O’Neill’s philosophical and literary paragons.’ Pp 18-32 in Manheim [S127] (a primary one is Nietzsche)

Weiss, Samuel A. ‘O’Neill, Nietzsche, and cows.’ Modern Drama 34 1991 494-98 [S69] (in Desire Under the Elms)

Winther, Sophus K. ‘Strindberg and O’Neill: a study of influence.’ Scandinavian Studies 31 1959 103-20 [M217] (Strindberg and Nietzsche had more impact on O’Neill than Freud and Jung)


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