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Whimsies of the Sex Wars YOU NEVER CAN TELL

George Bernard Shaw tends to be remembered these days as something of a gasbag, capable of writing wry ironies and stately pronouncements but also prone to...

THEATER: ON WITH THE SHAW

A MODEST, HEALING PROPOSAL: since funding for the arts no longer seems a feasible practice in the U.S., why not send your arts dollars to Canada? Over the years,...

Books: From Crybaby to Curmudgeon

BERNARD SHAW: VOLUME I, 1856-1898, THE SEARCH FOR LOVE by Michael Holroy Random House; 486 pages; $24.95 A frustrated mama's boy who spent his life scorning...

Books: Bernard Shaw and Mark Twain

Two extraordinary publishing enterprises greet each other this month, just as their subjects did more than 80 years ago. The final entries in George Bernard...

Books: The Greatest Shaw on Earth

SHAW: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY (1856-1898), selected by Stanley Weintraub. 336 pages. Weybright & Talley. $10. RECOLLECTIONS OF GEORGE BERNARD SHAW by R. J. Minney...

The Theater: GBS: Holy Terrorist of Iconoclasm

MAN AND SUPERMAN by BERNARD SHAW As a drama critic, George Bernard Shaw demolished most of the plays he saw; as a dramatist, he demolished most of society as...

The London Stage: Metaphysical Tinker Bell

"Somebody," George Bernard Shaw once said, "must take the Garden of Eden in hand and weed it properly." Obviously, the man that Shaw had in mind for the job...

Books: Reappraisal of G.B.S.

The oracular old man in knickerbockers loved controversy, but he might not have liked the one going on in London only six years since his death. To mark the...

Books: What Did Shaw Believe?

BERNARD SHAW (242 pp.)—Eric Bentley —New Directions ($2). A lecture by Single-Taxer Henry George convinced George Bernard Shaw that modern society was ill-made...

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