Down the Nights and Down the Days: Eugene O'Neill's Catholic Sensibility

Down the Nights and Down the Days: Eugene O'Neill's Catholic Sensibility

by Edward L. Shaughnessy

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780268008956
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
Publication date: 06/20/2000
Series: Irish in America Series
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 876,757
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author


The late Edward L. Shaughnessy was the Edna R. Cooper Professor of English Emeritus at Butler University. He is the author of many articles that focus on issues of O’Neill’s cultural and family background as well as Eugene O’Neill in Ireland: The Critical Reception.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
Prologue 1(10)
Part One The Reluctant Apostate
The Lad, the Rebel, the Artist
11(23)
The O'Neills: Cradle Catholics
11(7)
Training and Education
18(5)
Greenwich Village, Radicals, and the Provincetown Theatre
23(4)
Dorothy Day
27(7)
Catholic Memory, Classic Forms
34(19)
Catholic Sensibility: A Brief Definition
34(5)
O'Neill the Traditionalist
39(4)
O'Neill and the Timeless Issues of Sin and Guilt
43(7)
"What a modern tragedy would have to be"
50(3)
Church Authority, Artistic Freedom, and the Search for God
53(28)
A Note on the Climate of Opinion
53(3)
O'Neill and the Catholic Press
56(10)
"The Substitute-God Search": Brief Remarks on Three Plays
66(15)
The Great God Brown
67(3)
Lazarus Laughed
70(3)
Strange Interlude
73(6)
Part Two Catholic Sensibility and Thematic Development
An Introductory Note
79(2)
Plays: Early Period (1916-1923)
81(14)
Ile
81(2)
Beyond the Horizon
83(4)
All God's Chillun Got Wings
87(8)
Plays: Middle Period (1924-1933)
95(32)
Desire Under the Elms
95(6)
Mourning Becomes Electra
101(15)
Ah, Wilderness!
116(11)
The "Catholic" Play: Days Without End (1934)
127(17)
Plays: Late Period (1939-1943)
144(43)
The Iceman Cometh
144(8)
Long Day's Journey into Night
152(10)
A Touch of the Poet
162(8)
More Stately Mansions
170(9)
A Moon for the Misbegotten
179(8)
Epilogue 187(6)
Appendix The Immigrant Church Press and the Catholic Writer, 1920-1950 193(6)
Notes 199(22)
Index 221

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