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O'Neill: Life with Monte Cristo

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Never before in the annals of American letters have biographers returned to their subject with the aim of radically rethinking and retelling their story form beginning to end.

Arthur and Barbara Gelb's O'Neill: Life with Monte Cristo is the first volume of the completely rewritten biography of America's only Nobel Prize-winning playwright. The Gelbs originally published the
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Paperback, 784 pages
Published April 15th 2002 by Applause Theater Books (first published 1960)
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Sharonlee
I read this the summer of 1977, while my boss was on a 3-week vacation. Immersing myself in the life of my favorite playwright, I was in the middle of trying to decide what to do with the rest of my life, now that I had given up acting. It was a difficult time.
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Apr 04, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Can't wait for Arthur & Barbara Gelb to release second volume of O'Neill's extraordinary life. This work is a masterpiece!
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Arthur Gelb was an American editor, author, executive and a former managing editor of The New York Times .He enjoyed the plays of Eugene O'Neill so much that he wrote three biographies of the playwright with his wife Barbara Gelb.
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