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Eugene O'Neill

Fecha de nacimiento: 16. Octubre 1888
Fecha de muerte: 27. Noviembre 1953
Otros nombres: یوجین اونیل, Eugene O'Neill

Eugene Gladstone O'Neill fue un dramaturgo estadounidense, Premio Nobel de Literatura y cuatro veces ganador del Premio Pulitzer.

Más que cualquier otro dramaturgo, O'Neill introdujo un realismo dramático que ya habían iniciado Antón Chéjov, Henrik Ibsen y August Strindberg en el teatro estadounidense. En general, sus obras cuentan con personajes que viven en los márgenes de la sociedad y que luchan por mantener sus esperanzas y aspiraciones, aunque suelen acabar desilusionados y cayendo en la desesperación. Explora las partes más sórdidas de la condición humana.

Obras

„Esperar que los otros juzguen con sentido común es una prueba del que nos falta a nosotros.“

—  Eugene O'Neill

Fuente: Noticias de la semana, números 732-744. Editorial Perfil, 1991. Procedencia del original: Universidad de Texas. Digitalizado: 19 de noviembre de 2008, p. 71.

„El deber del hombre ante la vida es seguir adelante. La vida es para todo hombre una solitaria celda cuyos muros son espejos.“

—  Eugene O'Neill, A Electra le sienta bien el luto

A Electra le sienta bien el luto (Mourning Becomes Electra), 1931
Fuente: Contenido de la obra. http://www.ibdb.com/show.php?id=6266.

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„They have lost the ideal of the Land of the Free. Freedom demands initiative, courage, the need to decide what life must mean to oneself. To them, that is terror.“

—  Eugene O'Neill

John: Act 3, Scene 2.
Days Without End (1933)
Contexto: I listen to people talking about this universal breakdown we are in and I marvel at their stupid cowardice. It is so obvious that they deliberately cheat themselves because their fear of change won't let them face the truth. They don't want to understand what has happened to them. All they want is to start the merry-go-round of blind greed all over again. They no longer know what they want this country to be, what they want it to become, where they want it to go. It has lost all meaning for them except as pig-wallow. And so their lives as citizens have no beginnings, no ends. They have lost the ideal of the Land of the Free. Freedom demands initiative, courage, the need to decide what life must mean to oneself. To them, that is terror. They explain away their spiritual cowardice by whining that the time for individualism is past, when it is their courage to possess their own souls which is dead — and stinking! No, they don't want to be free. Slavery means security — of a kind, the only kind they have courage for. It means they need not to think. They have only to obey orders from owners who are, in turn, their slaves!

„I listen to people talking about this universal breakdown we are in and I marvel at their stupid cowardice.“

—  Eugene O'Neill

John: Act 3, Scene 2.
Days Without End (1933)
Contexto: I listen to people talking about this universal breakdown we are in and I marvel at their stupid cowardice. It is so obvious that they deliberately cheat themselves because their fear of change won't let them face the truth. They don't want to understand what has happened to them. All they want is to start the merry-go-round of blind greed all over again. They no longer know what they want this country to be, what they want it to become, where they want it to go. It has lost all meaning for them except as pig-wallow. And so their lives as citizens have no beginnings, no ends. They have lost the ideal of the Land of the Free. Freedom demands initiative, courage, the need to decide what life must mean to oneself. To them, that is terror. They explain away their spiritual cowardice by whining that the time for individualism is past, when it is their courage to possess their own souls which is dead — and stinking! No, they don't want to be free. Slavery means security — of a kind, the only kind they have courage for. It means they need not to think. They have only to obey orders from owners who are, in turn, their slaves!

„None of us can help the things life has done to us. They’re done before you realize it, and once they’re done they make you do other things until at last everything comes between you and what you’d like to be, and you’ve lost your true self forever.“

—  Eugene O'Neill, Long Day's Journey into Night

Page 63 (Act 2, Scene 1)
Long Day's Journey into Night (1955)
Fuente: Long Day's Journey Into Night
Contexto: But I suppose life has made him like that, and he can't help it. None of us can help the things life has done to us. They're done before you realize it, and once they're done they make you do other things until at last everything comes between you and what you'd like to be, and you've lost your true self forever.

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