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Book Tips - Eugene O'Neill

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1936 was awarded to Eugene O'Neill "for the power, honesty and deep-felt emotions of his dramatic works, which embody an original concept of tragedy".

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Long Day's Journey into Night

O'Neill is a rare author who looks over the precipice of our daily lives and does not blink.
/Bernard Norcott-Mahany, Other
This play is the ultimate expression for the motif of the dysfunctional family.
/Zachary Hardy, United States
I really love the psychological depth of this book. This depth is reflected for example in the details that show O'Neill's Oedipo complex: the close relationship with his mother, the impossible growth as man because of the Oedipo chain which makes him drink and doesn't let him develop in personal relationships with women. At the same time his brother Jamie is also an Oedipo but the mother's preference is towards Edmund (Eugene) which provoques his jealousy ... It is a very clever and conscious play.
/Vanesa de Reyes, Spain
This play is probably one of the best written plays out there because O'Neill was able to take his own tragic life and transcend it to a public level.
/Hal Golson, United States

Mourning Becomes Electra

I like it because Eugene O'Neill wrote such a play that everyman may live in the real life. I sometimes find myself, my challenge against the forces behind the life.
/Emine, Turkey

The Emperor Jones, Diff'rent, The Straw

The book is about a man overpowered by greed for power and glory. He met an untimely death. The book is a lesson for all those who aspires for power and glory. We are reminded here about gray's dictum. The paths of glory lead but to the grave.
/Vivek.B., India
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