Michael Holroyd: Bernard Shaw Last Laugh 1950 91 v 4

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When Michael Holroyd's multivolume life of Bernard Shaw was ublished it was hailed as a masterpiece Now the biography is available for the first time in a lively and accessible abridgment by the author Playwright wit socialist olemicist vegetarian and irresistible charmer Bernard Shaw was the most controversial literary figure of his age the scourge of Victorian values and middle class retensions At the turn of the century Shaw was in his rime a theatrical.

Impresario and author of those great campaigning lays Man and Superman Major Barbara The Doctor's Dilemma and John Bull's Other Island that used laughter as an anesthetic for the operation he The Beauty of Believing performed on British society By 1914 the author of Pygmalion was the mostopular writer in England and increasingly recognized throughout Europe and America The reluctant recipient of a Nobel Prize for literature and an Academy Award for his screenplay for Pygmalion Sh.


Aw became an international icon between the two world wars feted from China and Soviet Russia to India and New Zealand though still contriving to Sticky Church provoke the establishment in the United States South Africa and Ireland He revealed himself increasingly as conjurer fabulist and seer through hisowerful late works including Saint Joan the Chekhovian Heartbreak House the modernist fantasy Back to Methuselah and the imaginative dream Forbidden Love Unchained plays andolitical extravaganz.

Michael Holroyd is the author of acclaimed biographies of George Bernard Shaw the painter Augustus John Lytton Strachey and Ellen Terry and Henry Irving as well as two memoirs Basil Street Blues and Mosaic Knighted for his services to literature he is the president emeritus of the Royal Society of Literature and the only nonfiction writer to have been awarded the David Cohen British Prize f