Download PDF by William Davies King: Another Part of a Long Story: Literary Traces of Eugene

By William Davies King

ISBN-10: 0472117173

ISBN-13: 9780472117178

"An engrossing biography concerning the marital breakdown of an important 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 finest experimental paintings. furthermore, King's dialogue of Boulton's efforts as a author of pulp fiction within the early a part of the twentieth century finds an engaging part of renowned fiction writing at the moment, and provides perception into the approach to life of the liberated woman."

---Stephen Wilmer, Trinity university, Dublin

Biographers of yankee playwright Eugene O'Neill were speedy to label his marriage to actress Carlotta Monterey because the defining dating of his illustrious profession. yet in doing so, they omit the lady whom Monterey replaced---Agnes Boulton, O'Neill's spouse of over a decade and mom to 2 of his youngsters. O'Neill and Boulton have been wed in 1918---a time while she used to be a winning pulp novelist and he used to be nonetheless a little-known author of one-act performs. in the course of the decade in their marriage, he received reputation as a Broadway dramatist who rejected advertisement compromise, whereas she mapped that contentious territory referred to as the literary marriage. His writing mirrored her, and hers mirrored him, as they attempted to achieve innovative rules approximately what a wedding could 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 such a lot O'Neill biographers were fast to stick with suit.

William Davies King has introduced Agnes Boulton to mild back, supplying new views on America's most advantageous 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 free up 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 Drawing on greater than sixty of Boulton's released and unpublished writings, together with her 1958 memoir, Part of an extended Story, and an in depth correspondence, King rescues Boulton from literary oblivion whereas delivering the main radical revisionary studying 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 a number of books, such a lot lately Collections of Nothing, selected by means of 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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