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The Resource "Perverse mind" : Eugene O'Neill's struggle with closure, Barbara Voglino

"Perverse mind" : Eugene O'Neill's struggle with closure, Barbara Voglino

Label
"Perverse mind" : Eugene O'Neill's struggle with closure
Title
"Perverse mind"
Title remainder
Eugene O'Neill's struggle with closure
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Voglino
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The vast difference in the quality of the plays written by Eugene O'Neill during his thirty-year career as a dramatist (1913-43) has evoked considerable wonder among critics. The fact is, nothing in O'Neill's forty-five theatrical endeavors of varying merit prior to 1939 suggests the unmistakable touch of genius which radiates from his last plays - A Touch of the Poet (1939), The Iceman Cometh (1940), Long Day's Journey into Night (1941), Hughie (1942), and A Moon for the Misbegotten (1943)." "At least one valid explanation for this phenomenon is the greatly improved endings of the late plays." "To date no one has attempted to account for the disparity in quality between O'Neill's earlier and late work by means of a thorough examination of his play-endings. In "Perverse Mind" author Barbara Voglino performs this long-neglected function concerning the work of the artist considered by many to be America's foremost dramatist by studying nine plays - three from approximately each decade of O'Neill's career - in the light of contemporary closure theories."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Voglino, Barbara
Dewey number
812/.52
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3529.N5
LC item number
Z886 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Closure (Rhetoric)
  • American drama
  • O'Neill, Eugene
Label
"Perverse mind" : Eugene O'Neill's struggle with closure, Barbara Voglino
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-159) 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
Contents
O'Neill's quest for closure -- Unsettling ambiguity in Beyond the horizon -- Feminism versus fatalism: uncertainty as closure in "Anna Christie" -- "Devout" admirers of the sunrise: theatricality in Desire under the elms -- Two failed thesis plays: Dynamo and Days without end -- Success at last: closure in Mourning becomes Electra -- Kaleidoscopic closure: multifaceted meaning in The iceman cometh -- Long day's journey into night: the question of blame -- "Hopeless hope": suspense in A moon for the misbegotten -- Conclusion
Control code
41096246
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
166 pages
Isbn
9780838638330
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99026439
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
"Perverse mind" : Eugene O'Neill's struggle with closure, Barbara Voglino
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-159) 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
Contents
O'Neill's quest for closure -- Unsettling ambiguity in Beyond the horizon -- Feminism versus fatalism: uncertainty as closure in "Anna Christie" -- "Devout" admirers of the sunrise: theatricality in Desire under the elms -- Two failed thesis plays: Dynamo and Days without end -- Success at last: closure in Mourning becomes Electra -- Kaleidoscopic closure: multifaceted meaning in The iceman cometh -- Long day's journey into night: the question of blame -- "Hopeless hope": suspense in A moon for the misbegotten -- Conclusion
Control code
41096246
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
166 pages
Isbn
9780838638330
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99026439
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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