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Clifford Odets

  • Michael Woolf
Part of the Insights book series (ISI)

Abstract

Elmer Rice’s judgement was fairly representative in the mid 1930s. In contrast, Margaret Gibson recorded the tone of the obituaries that followed Odets’s death in 1963:

The newspapers and magazines with few exceptions printed obituaries which were strangely personal, some faintly accusatory, others supercilious; almost all were offhand.2

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Moral Authority Critical Essay Paradise Lost American Drama Everyday Speech 
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Notes

  1. 1.
    Elmer Rice, Minority Report: An Autobiography (London: Heinemann, 1963) p. 343.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Margaret Brenman Gibson in New York Times 13 June 1965, cited in Edward Murray, Clifford Odets: The Thirties and After (New York: Frederick Ungar, 1968) p. 113.Google Scholar
  3. 4.
    Leslie Fiedler, To the Gentiles (New York: Stein & Day, 1972) p. 128.Google Scholar
  4. 5.
    Harold Clurman, The Fervent Years: The Story of the Group Theatre and the Thirties (London: Dennis Dobson, 1964) pp. 150–1.Google Scholar
  5. 6.
    Arthur Miller, Timebends: A Life (London: Methuen, 1988) p. 228.Google Scholar
  6. 8.
    Edward Murray, Clifford Odets: The Thirties and After (New York: Frederick Ungar, 1968) p. 181.Google Scholar
  7. 11.
    Joseph Wood Krutch, The American Drama since 1918: An Informal History (New York: George Braziller, 1957) p. 320.Google Scholar
  8. 12.
    C. W. E. Bigsby, A Critical Introduction to Twentieth Century American Drama (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1982) vol. 1, p. 163.Google Scholar
  9. 13.
    Clifford Odets, ‘How a Playwright Triumphs’, in Gabriel Miller (ed.), Critical Essays on Clifford Odets (Boston, Mass.: G. K. Hall, 1991) p. 75.Google Scholar
  10. 14.
    Edmund Gagey, Revolution in American Drama (New York: Columbia University Press, 1947) p. 168.Google Scholar
  11. 17.
    Clifford Odets, Till the Day I Die, in Six Plays (London: Methuen, 1987) p. 139.Google Scholar
  12. 30.
    Clifford Odets, Preface to the 1939 edition of Six Plays reprinted in Six Plays (London: Methuen, 1987), p. vii.Google Scholar
  13. 38.
    Gabriel Miller, ‘Odets and Tragedy: Golden Boy and The Big Knife’, in Gabriel Miller (ed.), Critical Essays on Clifford Odets (Boston, Mass.: G. K. Hall, 1991) p. 173.Google Scholar
  14. 39.
    Harold Cantor, Clifford Odets: Playwright - Poet (Metuchen, N.J., and London: Scarecrow Press, 1978) p. 48.Google Scholar
  15. 45.
    Clifford Odets, Night Music: A Comedy in Twelve Scenes (New York: Random House, 1940) p. 154.Google Scholar
  16. 53.
    Clifford Odets, Clash by Night (New York: Random House, 1942) p. 49.Google Scholar
  17. 60.
    Clifford Odets, The Big Knife, in Golden Boy, Awake and Sing!, The Big Knife (Harmondsworth, Middx: Penguin Books, 1963) p. 193.Google Scholar
  18. 68.
    Clifford Odets, The Flowering Peach, in Louis Kronenberger (ed.), The Best Plays of 1954–1955 (New York and Toronto: Dodd, Maed, 1955) p. 197.Google Scholar

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