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Conversations with Eugene O'Neill

Edited by Mark W. Estrin

272 pp.

9780878054473 Paper $25.00D

Paper, $25.00

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This collection of thirty years of interviews with America's only Nobel Prize dramatist records his encounters with the press and gives a striking portrait of the man and the process of his public mythologizing.

A profoundly private individual, O'Neill struggled throughout his life to overcome his intense discomfort with oral discourse as he responded to the probings of interviewers wishing him to discuss a wide range of social, political, literary, and theatrical issues.

Collected in their entirety for the first time, these interviews begin in 1920, when O'Neill was thirty-two. Serious American drama, for many, began and, for many others, ended with Eugene O'Neill. This collection lends new testimony to the truth of that assertion.

272 pp.