The Iceman Cometh

byEugene O'NeillForeword byHarold Bloom

August 28, 2006|
The Iceman Cometh by Eugene O'Neill
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"We live and die, in the spirit, in solitude, and the true strength of Iceman is its intense dramatic exemplification of that somber reality. . . . Life, in Iceman, is what it is in Schopenhauer: illusion."—from the foreword by Harold Bloom

The Iceman Cometh focuses on a group of alcoholics and misfits who endlessly discuss but never act on their dreams, and Hickey, the traveling salesman determined to strip them of their pipe dreams. Eugene O'Neill—the first American playwright to win the Nobel Prize in literature—completed Iceman in 1939, but he delayed production until after the war, when it enjoyed a long run of performances in 1946 after receiving mixed reviews. Three years after O'Neill's death, Jason Robards starred in a Broadway revival that brought new critical attention to O’Neill’s darkest and most nihilistic play. Since then, The Iceman Cometh has gained enormously in stature; many critics now recognize it as one of the greatest plays in American drama. 

Title:The Iceman ComethFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:240 pages, 7.75 X 5 X 0.62 inShipping dimensions:240 pages, 7.75 X 5 X 0.62 inPublished:28 août 2006Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300117434

ISBN - 13:9780300117431

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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