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by Sally Peters

  • ISBN: 0300075006
  • Category: Arts and Literature
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: Sally Peters
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Yale University Press; New edition edition (February 17, 1998)
  • Pages: 344
  • ePub book: 1709 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1796 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
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Bernard Shaw: The Ascent of the Superman by Sally Peters Yale, 328 .

Bernard Shaw: The Ascent of the Superman by Sally Peters Yale, 328 pp, £1. 5, April 1996, ISBN 0 300 06097 1. What do we make of Shaw, the most ephemeral Great Man of early 20th-century literature? . Thanks to Shaw, the first ladies’ lavatory in England was constructed at the top of Parkway in Camden Town.

In this critical biography, Sally Peters explores Shaw's background and beliefs, interests and obsessions, relations .

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. At the same time, his strangely flamboyant personality, so teeming with eccentricities and contradictions, aroused unquenchable curiosity.

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Home Sally Peters Bernard Shaw: The Ascent of the Superman. Bernard Shaw: The Ascent of the Superman. Synopsis: 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. Peters examines the passions of Shaw's life - everything from vegetarianism and boxing to socialism and feminism - and pieces them together in a new configuration, offering a fresh interpretation of his life and works.

Named Connecticut Humanities scholar, 1987-1988, 1988-1989, 1998; recipient Salutatorian Alumni prize, College Liberal Arts Temple University, Pierson College fellow, Yale University, 1978-1979, Connecticut Humanities scholar, 2000, 2001, honoree Bernard Shaw Society, American Irish History Society, 1996.

Free 2-day shipping In this critical biography, Sally Peters explores Shaw's background and beliefs . Peters examines the passions of Shaw's life-everything from vegetarianism and boxing to socialism and feminism-and pieces them together in a new configuration, offering a fresh interpretation of his life and works.

Man and Superman is a four-act drama written by George Bernard Shaw in 1903. The series was written in response to a call for Shaw to write a play based on the Don Juan theme

Man and Superman is a four-act drama written by George Bernard Shaw in 1903. The series was written in response to a call for Shaw to write a play based on the Don Juan theme. Man and Superman opened at the Royal Court Theatre in London on 23 May 1905, but it omitted the third act. A part of the act, Don Juan in Hell (Act 3, Scene 2), was performed when the drama was staged on 4 June 1907 at the Royal Court.

Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950, Homosexuality and literature - Great Britain - History - 19th century, Homosexuality and literature - Great Britain - History - 20th century, Dramatists, Irish - 20th century - Biography, Man-woman relationships in literature. Yale University Press.

Shaw's People: Victoria to Churchill by Stanley Weintraub, and: Bernard Shaw: The Ascent of the Superman by Sally Peters, and: George Bernard Shaw and the Socialist Theatre by Tracy C. Davis.

When he died in 1950, Bernard Shaw was a Nobel laureate hailed as the second greatest playwright in the English language. At the same time, his strangely flamboyant personality, so teeming with eccentricities and contradictions, aroused unquenchable curiosity. Despite many investigations into Shaw's life and art, parts of him―parts crucial to understanding both man and artist―have remained veiled in secrecy. 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 pieces them together in a new configuration, offering a fresh interpretation of his life and works. Striving unceasingly to ascend, possessed of monumental energy, Shaw was in many ways a dazzling example of his idealized superman. But, says Peters, this superman was also a man haunted by phantoms, a man of gender ambivalences and romantic yearnings, and a man who championed will even while believing that his erotic inclinations were the secret mark of the "born artist." Throughout, he was braced by a resilient comic vision as he transformed his life into enduring art.

Comments

Kabandis Kabandis
This is a very dry boring read, especially for such a colorful man. I was disappointed
iSlate iSlate
Anyone who would think that this book is dry and boring, certainly can not see the forest through the trees. To illuminate Shaw through every possible angle of his existence, Dr. Peters has carefully researched ( 2 decades!!) a playwright beyond any other critique written to this day. Since I am only a neophyte Shaw reader, I found every word, concept and examination exhilirating. Dr. Peters has the mind's eye and genius of a superman herself in her skillful analysis of a profound literary figure. This book helped me see all the details I missed on my own. It is a bullseye of a book and should be required Shaw reading for any student or scholar of modern drama as well as a model for how to study a literary figure. I loved the book and it is on my fire place mantel.
Siratius Siratius
"Androgyny is not trying to manage the relationship between opposites; it is simply flowing between them."-- June Singer (1919-2004), PhD - Carl Jung Scholar

While I have no desire to "Argue"(against) how others may value their experience with Dr. Peters' book... I can affirm you should "Read" the text, and judge her work for yourself! Rather than rely upon "blind" guides; who may simply be leading you to endorse their, own, worldview.

Cultural conditioning often blurs our awareness of the conflict between `Reason & `Imagination. Social archetypes hidden from "View" by our expectations of "Tradition", and by which norms are handed-down to define the boundary of the "Soul". If that is, indeed, true... why should it come as any surprise, the human body (itself) should be a scene of constant struggle? A state-of-conflict, vis-à-vis, Society and the Individual.

I believe this is the lesson Dr. Peters' is striving to illustrate in Shaw's writing. A life which sought to awaken his audience to the understanding: `Politics will, almost, always manifest itself... Whenever "Voices of dissent", in the individual seek "Acceptance" for their self-expression; from broader communal associations.
Eigeni Eigeni
As an actor and acting teacher, this book was a must read and delivered more than I could have hoped for in my work interests and remains a go to source for personal inspiration. Sally Peters brings the man, the writer, the artist to life in such depth and through it all I feel Peters' joy in sharing Shaw's joyful journey through life. I revel in the respect given a true icon, yet with that same respect, I can connect to the human being of Shaw. So I go to this book to remind myself that even one of the greatest, and each and every one of us human beings, have our particular "ways" and to have the courage to live out loud with who we are, and persevere, persevere!
Vudojar Vudojar
Insightful and profound! Dr. Peters has written a thoughtful, carefully researched biography that challenges the conventional view of Shaw.
Fascinating on the cultural backdrop, his passions and obsessions, as well as his many relationships with men and women.
Bumand Bumand
If Bernard Shaw were not the second greatest playwright in the English language, this biography would not have such significance; and were it not for Shaw's multidimensional personality, this book would not possess so many fascinating dimensions. Sally Peters acknowledges her debt, and gives us a work without self-conscious authorship. It is a book that invites reading and rereading. Much has been made of Shaw's homosexuality; but Dr. Peters' focus is broader and deeper than that. A story, which often reads like the most engrossing fiction, Bernard Shaw: The Accent of the Superman, is a rewarding resource for any serious student of modern drama.
TheFresh TheFresh
This is a complete and wonderful biography of Bernard Shaw. Dr. Peters has written a thorough and fasinating history of a complex man. For the definitive word on Shaw, read this book.