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George Bernard Shaw

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Definition British writer (born in Ireland) who received both a Pulitzer Prize and an Oscar; most remembered for satirical plays such as  Pygmalion and Man and Superman (1856-1950)
  • George Bernard Shaw himself sent a telegram about the strike!
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • GEORGE BERNARD SHAW Rose of all Roses, Rose of all the World!
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • Caesar and Cleopatra, Act II -George Bernard Shaw ======== Chapter 1.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • George Bernard Shaw could joke that "England and America are two countries divided by the same language.'
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • GEORGE BERNARD SHAW One of the reasons that so many women and girls are kidnapped, trafficked, raped, and otherwise abused is that they grin and bear it.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • In 1956, she decided to stage a festival to mark the centenary of George Bernard Shaw's birth, and then began putting out a newspaper devoted to Shaw, which mutated into an underground, alternative weekly called The Paper.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • I recall also watching Mr George Bernard Shaw, the renowned playwright, at dinner one evening, examining closely the dessert spoon before him, holding it up to the light and comparing its surface to that of a nearby platter, quite oblivious to the company around him.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • They were at ease in organic chemistry and integral calculus, understood the treason of Alcibiades, could argue the merits of logical positivism, debated whether Eugene O'Neill or George Bernard Shaw was the greater playwright, explained why Thomas Wolfe was a romantic sentimentalist who would never rank among the great writers.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • In this category we get the grimy London of Dickens's late work, the fabulous postmodern novels of Gabriel Garcia Mirquez and Toni Morrison, the plays of Henrik Ibsen and George Bernard Shaw, Seamus Heaney's poetry of the Northern Irish Troubles, and the feminist struggles with the poetic tradition of Eavan Boland and Adrienne Rich and Audre Lord.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • ...the child was asleep, a broadcast programme from London suddenly started to come through; and the next morning, to the astonishment of his crash and crash (the more daring of the boys ventured to grin at one another), Little Reuben woke up repeating word for word a long lecture by that curious old writer ("one of the very few whose works have been permitted to come down to us"), George Bernard Shaw, who was speaking, according to a well-authenticated tradition, about his own genius.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • Never mind that she hadn't heard of George Bernard Shaw until the telegram—he was some famous playwright in England.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • The sensation produced in London when George Bernard Shaw put it into the mouth of a woman character in his play, "Pygmalion," will be remembered.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • And we ought to mention another Irish commentator, Mr George Bernard Shaw.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • / The /Shewing/-Up of Blanco Posnet, by George Bernard Shaw.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language

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