Man and Superman

Man and Superman

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by George Bernard Shaw
     
 

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Man and Superman was written by George Bernard Shaw and first published in 1903. Although Man and Superman can be performed as a light comedy of manners Shaw intended the drama to be something much deeper, as suggested by the title. This title comes from Friedrich Nietzsche's philosophical ideas about the "Übermensch" ("Superman"). The plot centers on John Tanner

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Man and Superman was written by George Bernard Shaw and first published in 1903. Although Man and Superman can be performed as a light comedy of manners Shaw intended the drama to be something much deeper, as suggested by the title. This title comes from Friedrich Nietzsche's philosophical ideas about the "Übermensch" ("Superman"). The plot centers on John Tanner, author of "The Revolutionist's Handbook and Pocket Companion". Tanner is a confirmed bachelor despite the pursuits of Ann Whitefield and her persistent efforts to make him marry her. Ann is referred to as "the Life Force" and represents Shaw's view that in every culture, it is the women who force the men to marry them rather than the men who take the initiative.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612981420
Publisher:
United Holdings Group
Publication date:
01/08/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
269 KB

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Man and Superman 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Viejo-Como-Sellama More than 1 year ago
This is George Bernard Shaw at his finest. With great sophisticated humor it clearly analysis societies "bunkeries" [Yes, I made up that word]. It is very much worth the reading. The particular copy that I received did not contain the "Handbook for Revolutionaries" that typically accompanies the main book. I consider this a significant failing.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is what crap. He does not even look like superman!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Win chong you ika rawet bin po tey tey inem gout lert thou gomii aoo-den