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Eclipse of ActionTragedy and Political Economy

Eclipse of Action: Tragedy and Political Economy

Richard Halpern

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226433653
eISBN:
9780226433790
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226433790.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Eclipse of Action takes up the long-standing claim that tragic drama and modern society are somehow inimical. It proposes that tragedy does indeed face new, if not quite disabling, challenges in the ... More

Eugene O'Neill's AmericaDesire Under Democracy

Eugene O'Neill's America: Desire Under Democracy

John Diggins

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226148809
eISBN:
9780226148823
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226148823.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

In the face of seemingly relentless American optimism, Eugene O'Neill's plays reveal an America many would like to ignore, a place of seething resentments, aching desires, and family tragedy, where ... More

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