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Bernard Shaw as Artist-Fabian

Charles A. Carpenter


This book offers a new perspective on one of the most puzzling questions faced by Shaw scholars—how to reconcile the artist's individualist leanings with his socialist Fabian ideals. The book does this by viewing Shaw as a maverick whose approach was impossible to duplicate and grew out of his unique artistic temperament, his outlook, and his vocation. Shaw's activities in promoting the Fabians' goals of advancing social democracy were highly distinctive. He effectively used calculated irritation as an attention-getting tactic; he relied on devices that he had formulated as a creative rhetoric ... More

Keywords: Shaw scholars, socialist Fabian ideals, maverick, artistic temperament, social democracy, irritation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780813034058
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813034058.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles A. Carpenter, author
Binghamton University