About the BookThe present book, The Plays of Eugene O’Neill : A Critical Study, is a full-length study of Eugene O’Neill’s major plays. O’Neil, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in November 1936, has a firm belief that powerlessness, cultural-estrangement, social-isolation, self-estrangement and normlessness are the major factors which account for the realistic representation of the problems of the individual in his plays. O’Neill’s plays are modern tragedies, striking at the very root of sickness inherent in the present day world. He claims that he has studied man not in relation to man, but man in relation to God.About the Author/sDr. Monika Gupta is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English, Modern European and Other Foreign Languages, H.N.B. Garhwal University, Srinagar (Garhwal). Her critical articles and papers have appeared in several reputed journals and other Indian publications. Her areas of interest are American Literature, African-American Literature and Women’s Studies. Her recent edited anthology has appeared under the title Women Writers in the Twentieth Century Literature.
She is Assistant Editor of The Atlantic Literary Review, a quarterly journal published from New Delhi. She is also on the Board of Editors preparing University textbooks for the Under-Graduate classes.