Download e-book for kindle: Another Part of a Long Story: Literary Traces of Eugene by William Davies King

By William Davies King

ISBN-10: 0472117173

ISBN-13: 9780472117178

"An engrossing biography concerning the marital breakdown of an enormous literary determine, of specific curiosity for what it unearths approximately O'Neill's artistic strategy, actions, and bohemian way of life on the time of his early successes and a few of his best experimental paintings. moreover, King's dialogue of Boulton's efforts as a author of pulp fiction within the early a part of the twentieth century unearths an enticing aspect of renowned fiction writing at the moment, and offers perception into the life-style of the liberated woman."

---Stephen Wilmer, Trinity university, Dublin

Biographers of yank playwright Eugene O'Neill were fast to label his marriage to actress Carlotta Monterey because the defining dating of his illustrious profession. yet in doing so, they omit the girl whom Monterey replaced---Agnes Boulton, O'Neill's spouse of over a decade and mom to 2 of his little ones. O'Neill and Boulton have been wed in 1918---a time whilst she was once a profitable pulp novelist and he was once nonetheless a little-known author of one-act performs. through the decade in their marriage, he received repute as a Broadway dramatist who rejected advertisement compromise, whereas she mapped that contentious territory often called the literary marriage. His writing mirrored her, and hers mirrored him, as they attempted to gain innovative rules approximately what a wedding will be. yet after O'Neill left the wedding, he and new love Carlotta Monterey labored diligently to place Boulton out of sight and mind---and so much O'Neill biographers were speedy to stick with suit.

William Davies King has introduced Agnes Boulton to gentle back, offering new views on America's best dramatist, the dynamics of a literary marriage, and the tale of a girl suffering to outline herself within the early 20th century. King exhibits how the configuration of O'Neill and Boulton's marriage is helping release lots of O'Neill's performs. Drawing on greater than sixty of Boulton's released and unpublished writings, together with her 1958 memoir, Part of an extended Story, and an intensive correspondence, King rescues Boulton from literary oblivion whereas providing the main radical revisionary analyzing of the paintings of Eugene O'Neill in a generation.

William Davies King is Professor of Theater on the collage of California, Santa Barbara, and writer of numerous books, such a lot lately Collections of Nothing, selected through Amazon.com as the best Books of 2008.

Illustration: Eugene O'Neill, Shane O'Neill, and Agnes Boulton ca. 1923. Eugene O'Neill assortment, Beinecke infrequent e-book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.

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