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The Resource A wind is rising : the correspondence of Agnes Boulton and Eugene O'Neill, edited by William Davies King

A wind is rising : the correspondence of Agnes Boulton and Eugene O'Neill, edited by William Davies King

Label
A wind is rising : the correspondence of Agnes Boulton and Eugene O'Neill
Title
A wind is rising
Title remainder
the correspondence of Agnes Boulton and Eugene O'Neill
Statement of responsibility
edited by William Davies King
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"O'Neill was the first American playwright of international reputation and remains unmatched to this day for the tragic intensity and exploratory range of his dramas. He would earn three of his four Pulitzer Prizes during their married years, beginning with Beyond the Horizon, a play he dedicated to Agnes. Boulton was a pulp-story writer, attuned to the marketplace for cheap romance in such magazines as Breezy Stories and Live Stories: A Magazine of Vitalized Fiction. Under his influence, she tried to set a higher standard for her writing, without much success, while ironically his plays, which steered away from popular "show shop" trends, went on to earn a sizable fortune. The maintenance of their increasingly lavish homes and the rearing of their two children, Shane and Oona, fell to her, while he retreated into Art." "William Davies King's introduction puts the correspondence into the context of O'Neill's rapidly evolving career, while also introducing Boulton as a figure of interest in her own right. He analyzes the problem of "reading" a marriage by means of the documents it generates. The result is a book that will interest not just students of O'Neill and theater historians, or those interested in women's history and the social and cultural climate of the 1920s, but also anyone who wants to ponder the shifting terms of marriage."--Jacket
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1893-1968
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boulton, Agnes
Dewey number
  • 812/.52
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3529.N5
LC item number
Z572 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1888-1953
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • O'Neill, Eugene
  • King, W. D.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authors' spouses
  • Dramatists, American
  • Authors' spouses
  • O'Neill, Eugene
  • Boulton, Agnes
  • O'Neill, Eugene
Label
A wind is rising : the correspondence of Agnes Boulton and Eugene O'Neill, edited by William Davies King
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
41580367
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
328 pages
Isbn
9780838638088
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99016532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
A wind is rising : the correspondence of Agnes Boulton and Eugene O'Neill, edited by William Davies King
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
41580367
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
328 pages
Isbn
9780838638088
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99016532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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