A local used bookstore recently closed after 25 years. They had a fantastic going-out-of-business sale. While part of me feels “guilty” for taking advantage of their sad circumstances, the rest (and logical) part of me knows that they needed to sell as many books as possible. Through these books, a bit of their entrepreneurial and intellectual spirit will live on. With that idea in mind, I’m doing a limited-run series where I’ll spotlight each of the volumes I “adopted” from this sweet little shop. Shine on, you bookish gems!
Today’s selection? Eugene O’Neill: Beyond Mourning and Tragedy.
Eugene O’Neill: Beyond Mourning and Tragedy
TITLE: EUGENE O’NEILL: BEYOND MOURNING AND TRAGEDY
AUTHOR: STEPHEN A. BLACK
YEAR PUBLISHED: 1999
YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS
WHY I BOUGHT IT:
I collect books about dead writers. And Eugene O’Neill was, well, Eugene O’Neill. ‘Nuff said.
Thanks for reading! I hope you like the new series. Let me know your thoughts in the comments.
English actor and playwright (The Second Mrs. Tanqueray, Trelawny of the ‘Wells’, The EnchantedCottage*) Sir Arthur Wing Pinero was born on 24 May 1855:
Sir Arthur Wing Pinero, 1910
*As a teenager, I was straight up obsessed with the 1945 film adaptation of The Enchanted Cottage, starring Robert Young and Dorothy McGuire. It practically gave me life for a few years. This was *totally normal* for a teen in the late eighties/early nineties, right?