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Bernard Shaw: Last Laugh, 1950-91 v. 4
Holroyd has done a masterly job of cutting down his huge biography to a lively and manageable one-volume life -- the definitive Shaw for the general reader and the student. It has verve and pace, the light and shade of his life are emphasized, digressions cut, and Shaw comes overjust as much larger than life as he always was, just as contrary, and even more sympathetically ...more
Hardcover, First, 130 pages
Published 1992 by Chatto and Windus
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Michael Holroyd is the author of acclaimed biographies of George Bernard Shaw, the painter Augustus John, Lytton Strachey, and Ellen Terry and Henry Irving, as well as two memoirs, Basil Street Blues and Mosaic. Knighted for his services to literature, he is the president emeritus of the Royal Society of Literature and the only nonfiction writer to have been awarded the David Cohen British Prize f ...moreMore about Michael Holroyd...