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Eugene O'Neill and Oriental Thought ➲ [Read] ➭ Eugene O'Neill and Oriental Thought By James A. Robinson ➽ – Buyprobolan50.co.uk “Off and on of late years I have studied the history and development of all religions with immense interest as being for me at least the most illuminating ‘case histories’ of the inner life of m “Off and on of late and Oriental Kindle Ô years I have studied the history and development of all religions with immense interest as being for me at least the most illuminating ‘case histories’ of the inner life of man”—Eugene O’Neill writing to M C Sparrow  While it is commonly accepted that Eu­gene O’Neill studied Oriental mystical religions and that this study may be detected in some of his less successful experimental plays Lazarus Laughed The Fountain Marco Millions there has not been an effort to con­sider systematically his “immense interest” and the influence it had Eugene O'Neill eBook ´ on O’Neill’s thought and writing Robinson explores the tension between Occidental and Oriental elements in the playwright’s art examining both the sources of the conflict and its manifestation in selected plays written between and  Through an examination of O’Neill’s cor­respondence research library and manuscript materials some of which have pre­viously been unavailable for study Robinson is able to reveal the origins of O’Neill’s Ori­entalism An easy familiarity with the com­plex interrelationships of Eastern and West­ern religions and the Oriental thought that underlies the ideas of many Western philoso­phers allows Robinson to address O'Neill and Oriental Epub Ú the in­tricate problem of Oriental influences on O’Neill’s favorite Western sources including Nietzsche Schopenhauer Jung Strindberg and Emerson Finally in a play by play exegesis Robin­son traces the course of O’Neill’s mysticism from its apparent repudiation in the deeply flawed Dynamo to its synthesis in The Iceman Cometh Long Day’s Journey Into Night and Hughie where Eastern ideas of maya dy­namic polarity and the emptiness of the uni­verse are again evident.

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