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Famous writers of Irish descent
George Bernard Shaw
Irish playwright, critic, polemicist and political activist
Leading dramatist of his generation
Nobel Prize and Oscar winner
Affected by mother and her lover culturally
Moved to London --> beginning of career
Born into a middle class family
1890s - playwright and politician
1900-1914 - stage success
1880s - novelist and critic
I WW - II WW
"Ceasar and Cleopatra"
"Man and Superman"
Literature studies in Oxford. Outstanding student.
Ineterest in aesthetics started showing during college
Parents were Anglo-Irish intellectuals. A lot of social gatherings in their home
Lectures over fashion, interior design and beauty in the USA
High expectations on setting new standards
Married to Constance Loyd, rich woman. Luxorious lifestyle
Gay affairs. Bosie. Downfall.
Hard labour, illnesses, lonely death in Paris.
Irish poet and playwright
LGBD community legend
Spokesman for aestheticism
Journalism and editorship: "The Womans World"
Short fiction: "The Happy Prince and Other Tales"
Theatre: "Salome", "The Importance of Being Earnest"
Only novel: "The Picture of Dorian Gray"