Suggested Reading


Academia/Higher Education:

American Dream: 


Age Studies:

August: Osage County:

  • Fifer, Elizabeth. “Memory and Guilt: Parenting in Tracy Letts’s August: Osage County and Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night.” Eugene O’Neill Review 34, no. 2 (2013): 183-197.
  • Molner, Courtney Elkin. “Nostalgia, Irony, and the Re-Emergence of the Reified American Indian Other in August:Osage County,” pp. 130-142 IN: Gounaridou, Kiki (ed.) Text and Presentation, 2010. Jefferson, NC: McFarland; 2010. viii, 185 pp. (book article)
  • Williams, Grant. Hollow Men: Subordinate Masculinities in Contemporary American Drama.

Beat Generation:

  • Lyons, Paul. New Left, New Right, and the Legacy of the Sixties. Philadelphia: Temple UP, 1996. Print
  • Moran, Edward, and Caitlin L. Gannon. “Beat Generation.” St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture. Ed. Sara Pendergast and Tom Pendergast. Vol. 1. Detroit: St. James Press, 2000.Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 18 Sep. 2011.



  • Tracy, Steven C. A Historical Guide to Langston Hughes. New York: Oxford UP, 2004. Print.


Steppenwolf Theatre and/or Chicago Theatre History:

Miscellaneous Interest: 

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