By Anthony Matthews Gibbs
A.M. Gibbs offers a finished account of the lifestyles, occupation and institutions of 1 of the main major and influential literary figures of the trendy age. Drawing on a variety of released and unpublished fabric, the paintings goals to throw new mild at the complicated textile of Shaw's profession as playwright, novelist, orator, political activist, social commentator, avant garde philosopher and controversialist. pictures of Shaw's everyday life, and of his tangled amorous affairs, flirtations and friendships, are intertwined with the documents of his efficient profession as a public determine and artistic author, in an absolutely documented research that is either a scholarly source and a biographical portrait. An introductory bankruptcy explores theoretical concerns in biography raised by way of the chronology shape; and a bankruptcy on Shaw's ancestry and family members provides new facts approximately his Irish history. A "Who's Who" part includes thumbnail sketches of over two hundred contemporaries of Shaw who had major institutions with him.