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Touch of the Poet and More Stately Mansions

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ISBN-10: 0300100795

ISBN-13: 9780300100792

Edition: 2004

Authors: Eugene O'Neill, Martha Gilman Bower

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List price: $55.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 2/9/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 586
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Eugene O'Neill was born in New York City on October 16, 1888, the son of popular actors James O'Neill and Ellen Quinlan. As a young child, he frequently went on tour with his father and later attended a Catholic boarding school and a private preparatory school. He entered Princeton University but stayed for only a year. He took a variety of jobs, including prospecting for gold, shipping out as a merchant sailor, joining his father on the stage, and writing for newspapers. In 1912, he was hospitalized for tuberculosis and emotional exhaustion. While recovering, he read a great deal of dramatic literature and, after his release from the sanitarium, began writing plays. O'Neill got his…    

MARTHA GILMAN BOWER is a Professor of Graduate Drama, Psychoanalytic Theory and 20th Century American Literature at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She earned a B.A. at Goddard College in 1966, M.A.L.S. at Dartmouth College in 1974, and a Ph.D. at the University of New Hampshire in 1985, where she taught until 1990. She has published two books on Eugene O'Neill and several articles, chapters, and reviews in the field of American Drama. She spends summers in New Hampshire with her husband, Paul, where she writes, plays tennis, visits with her children and tends her two infant grandsons.

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A Touch of the Poet
More Stately Mansions