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Student Companion to
Eugene O'Neill

Steven F. Bloom
Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 2007
First edition


For students and general readers, Bloom (English, Lasell College) offers a companion to the works of Eugene O'Neill, with chapters on his life and literary heritage (covering influences and genres) and the plays most commonly taught in high school and college courses: Anna Christie, The Emperor Jones, The Hairy Ape, Desire Under the Elms, Ah, Wilderness!, The Iceman Cometh, Long Day's Journey Into Night, and A Moon for the Misbegotten. Each is examined in a systematic way so that readers have a better understanding of the work and can apply critical thinking skills when considering it. Sections focus on plot and character development, major themes, literary devices and style, narrative point of view, historical setting, and alternative critical perspectives, such as reader-response analysis, Freudian literary criticism, feminist analysis, and deconstructionism.


Copyright 1999-2007