Bernard Shaw

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Eric Bentley's graceful look at George Bernard Shaw was first published over 50 years ago, and time has only strengthened the conviction of his ideas and arguments about Shaw. When it arrived in the late 1940's, this book was hailed by the great poet William Carlos Williams as "the best treatise on contemporary manners I think I have ever read. I was fascinated and rewarded in the depths of my soul." Even Shaw himself described the book as "the best critical description of my public activities I have yet come ...
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Overview

Eric Bentley's graceful look at George Bernard Shaw was first published over 50 years ago, and time has only strengthened the conviction of his ideas and arguments about Shaw. When it arrived in the late 1940's, this book was hailed by the great poet William Carlos Williams as "the best treatise on contemporary manners I think I have ever read. I was fascinated and rewarded in the depths of my soul." Even Shaw himself described the book as "the best critical description of my public activities I have yet come across."
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Bentley wrote the volume on British playwright Shaw for the New Directions' , in 1947. The current reissue does not contain any of the material in later editions, which he says is based on his later thinking and will appear in a separate volume if interest warrants. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557835598
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Publication date: 5/1/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 258
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 9
I Political Economy 25
II Vital Economy 67
III The Theatre 115
IV The Fool in Christ 203
Bibliographical Notes 239
Key to Quotations 249
Index 251
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