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Bernard Shaw : the ascent of the superman

Autore: Sally Peters
Editore: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1996.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Biography : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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"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  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Biography
Persona incaricata: Bernard Shaw; Bernard Shaw; George Bernard Shaw
Tipo materiale: Biography
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Sally Peters
ISBN: 0300060971 9780300060973 0300075006 9780300075007
Numero OCLC: 32924456
Descrizione: xvi, 328 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contenuti: 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.
Responsabilità: Sally Peters.

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