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Staging depth: : Eugene O'Neill and the politics of psychological discourse, (ebook)

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Staging depth: : Eugene O'Neill and the politics of psychological discourse
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Staging depth:
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Eugene O'Neill and the politics of psychological discourse
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eng
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Until now, Eugene O'Neill's psychological dramas have been analyzed mainly by critics who relied on obvious parallels between O'Neill's life, his family, and his plays. In this theoretically expansive and interdisciplinary book, Joel Pfister reassesses what was at stake ideologically in O'Neill's staging and modernizing of 'psychological' individualism for his social class. Pfister examines the history of the middle-class family and of Freudian pop psychology in the 1910's and 1920's to reconstruct the cultural conditions for the imagining and popularizing of 'depth,' a trope that was central to O'Neill's dramatic vision. He also recovers provocative critiques by contemporary critics on the Left who challenged O'Neill's preoccupation with dramatizing psychological, familial, and aesthetic depth. One of the few sustained works on O'Neill in recent years, this wide-ranging book makes a major contribution to cultural studies, to the history of subjectivity, and to scholarship on the ideological origins of modernism and modern American drama
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Midwest
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Pfister, Joel
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812/.52
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Cultural studies of the United States
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  • O'Neill, Eugene
  • Literature and society
  • Domestic drama, American
  • Drama
  • Middle class in literature
  • Psychology in literature
  • Families in literature
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adult
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Staging depth: : Eugene O'Neill and the politics of psychological discourse, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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  • online
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780807863855
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11839947
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remote
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11839947
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MWT11839947
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Staging depth: : Eugene O'Neill and the politics of psychological discourse, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807863855
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11839947
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11839947
System control number
MWT11839947
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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