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Bernard Shaw : the ascent of the superman

Auteur : Sally Peters
Éditeur : New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1996.
Édition/format :   Print book : Biographie : AnglaisVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
Base de données :WorldCat
Résumé :
"In this critical biography, Sally Peters explores Shaw's background and beliefs, interests and obsessions, relations with men and women, prose writings and dramatic art. In deciphering the enigma that was Shaw, she uncovers a convoluted and extravagant inner life studded with erotic secrets." "Peters examines the passions of Shaw's life - everything from vegetarianism and boxing to socialism and feminism - and  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme : Biography
History
Personne nommée : Bernard Shaw; George Bernard Shaw; Bernard Shaw; Bernard Shaw
Type d’ouvrage : Biographie
Format : Livre
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Sally Peters
ISBN : 0300060971 9780300060973 0300075006 9780300075007
Numéro OCLC : 32924456
Description : xvi, 328 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contenu : Part I: Dublin foreshadowings --
Casting a downstart --
Ménage á trois and ecstasy --
The worst mother conceivable --
Stopgap and impostor --
Unmaskings and Dublin curtain --
Part II: The great stage of London --
The complete outsider --
Passion's progress --
Life among the artists --
Marked by morality --
Yearning for fragility --
The noble art --
Socialism and salvation --
The jaegerized butterfly --
Part III: Don Juan in heaven and hell --
Overfed on honeydew --
Seduced and betrayed --
Don Juan's revenge --
Tailoring the new woman --
The imaginary lover --
Part IV: The secret life of the superman --
Triangulating desire --
Scandals and Siegfried --
The curious reversal --
Pluck or cunning? --
Son of Shakespeare --
Ascent of the naked skeleton --
The accidental bridegroom --
A woman without petticoats --
The man who lived in fairyland --
A new Hermes --
Heartbreak, secrecy, and the "marvellous boy" --
Finale.
Responsabilité : Sally Peters.

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This biography explores Shaw's background and beliefs, interests and obsessions, relations with men and women, prose writings and dramatic art. It examines the passions of the man - from  Lire la suite...

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