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Long Day's Journey Into Night by Eugene O'Neill
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Oct 25, 10

bookshelves: 2010, drama-theater, life-reading-list-ap-english, quest-o-classics, skb, usa-reads
Read from October 11 to 13, 2010

I’ve wanted to read this play for a quite a long time. I would often forget the title and refer to it as the cocktail play. Yes, the most recent edition’s stark white cover has a singular glass of whiskey (on the rocks) on it. When I finished reading the play, I had a singular glass of red wine to toast Mr. Eugene O’Neill and his work…mainly because 1. I don’t own any whiskey; 2. because wine was all I had around; and 3.
because a small toast was the least I could do for Eugene.

It’s hard for me to write that I LOVED this play; but in a way, I did. O’Neill’s dialogue is nothing striking or poetic; yet, it worked for me on all levels. I could imagine the drama unfolding. I could feel the pain the Tyrone family was going through, and I wanted them ALL to make it in the end.
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