The Hairy Ape & All God’s Chillun Got Wings


ISBN: 9781854591517
Author: Eugene O’Neill
Publication Date: 03/01/1994
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 105pp.

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Two strong, expressionist plays from the early career of one of the twentieth century’s most significant writers.

The Hairy Ape

A nightmarish condemnation on the dehumanising effects of industrialisation on the American people. Robert ‘Yank’ Smith, an animalistic stoker, breaks free from his engine-room confines when he is spurned by the glamorous society woman, Mildred Douglas. Looking to find his free self out in the ‘real’ world, Yank goes on the rampage – but how much will his freedom cost him? And is there really any such thing?’

All God’s Chillun Got Wings

A vigorous social commentary based around a violently dysfunctional mixed-race marriage.
Ella is the neurotically jealous white wife of Jim, a driven, charismatic black man. She sabotages his career, effectively destroying him, before her frenzy lapses into remorseless dependency.

This edition includes a full introduction, biographical sketch and chronology.

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