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« I see you’re a bit of a reformer » : la critique de la société capitaliste dans les pièces en un acte de début de carrière de Eugene O’Neill, 1913-1919

Abstract : As the centennial of Eugene O’Neill’s first Pulitzer Prize looms on the horizon, the ambition of this dissertation is to reevalute the one-act plays which predated such a recognition through a study of his early criticism of the capitalist society. Indeed, the theme of money is recurrent and gets transcended by the depiction of the consequences of such an obsession with success – either for individuals, families or society in general. Thus, O’Neill’s early one-act plays reflect a changing society epitomized by disproportion – building the tallest skyscraper or crossing the Atlantic on the fastest liner ever. Above all, O’Neill chronicles obsession with power or possession, but also its counterpart that is perpetual discontent.
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Chloé Lucidarme. « I see you’re a bit of a reformer » : la critique de la société capitaliste dans les pièces en un acte de début de carrière de Eugene O’Neill, 1913-1919. Littératures. Université de Lorraine, 2019. Français. ⟨NNT : 2019LORR0303⟩. ⟨tel-02883373⟩

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