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Eugene O'Neill

Carpenter, Frederic I.
New York: Twayne Publishers, 1964
First edition, with dust jacket

    NOTES:  Inscribed by Carpenter.

Short (179 pages of text) but excellent study of O'Neill's life and works, avoiding much of the sensational and all too familiar aspects of his life.  The treatment of O'Neill as a writer developing a pattern of tragedy unique in our stage literature is revealed without sentiment or emotion, completely avoiding discussion of the genuinely bad plays.  Strengths and weaknesses are recognized with considerable objectivity, making this slim volume among the best analyses of O'Neill as an artist to be found anywhere.Miller


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