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date: 16 February 2019

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The conflation of naturalism with other techniques, particularly expressionism, symbolism, and absurdism, comes to characterize the American style of drama that triumphs in the last century, but the naturalist tradition nearly always predominates. This article focuses on a diverse group of writers that unleashed fresh perspectives on this ever-evolving tradition. One of them is Eugene O'Neill, who won three Pulitzers in the 1920s alone and became the only American dramatist to date to win the Nobel Prize in literature.

Keywords: naturalism, drama, writers, American style, Eugene O'Neill

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