This study attempts to account for the failed endings of O'Neill's earlier plays and the highly successful closures of his later plays by examining his endings with regard to contemporary closural theories. Nine plays, selected for their relevance to closure from his early, middle, and late periods, are examined extensively.

Perverse Mind: Eugene O'Neill's Struggle with Closure 2004, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press

ISBN-13: 9780838638330