Love and Admiration and Respect: The O'Neill-Commins Correspondence

Love and Admiration and Respect: The O'Neill-Commins Correspondence

by Eugene O'Neill, Saxe Commins
     
 

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Library Journal
One of America's premier editors, Commins worked with Faulkner and O'Hara but reserved his warmest regard for longtime friend O'Neill. Commins's widow here charts that friendship from its beginnings to its forced dissolution. The letters are primarily to Commins from O'Neill and his last wife, Carlotta. O'Neill reciprocated Commins's devotion, as did Carlotta, who generally despised O'Neill's old acquaintances. But age and illness made Carlotta's suspicions of ``outsiders'' pathological, leading to ugly scenes. By O'Neill's death, he and Commins were cut off completely. This sad tale has been told before, but it has a special poignance in this format. For subject collections. Starr E. Smith, Georgetown Univ. Lib., Washington, D.C.

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ISBN-13:
9780822306689
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Publication date:
07/28/1986
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

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