George Bernard Shaw was an Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. He is the only person to have been awarded both a Nobel Prize in Literature and an Oscar, for his contributions to literature and for his work on the film Pygmalion (adaptation of this play of the same name). He declined the monetary award for the Nobel Prize, requesting instead that it be used to finance translation of fellow playwright August Strindberg’s works from Swedish to English.
Notable works in ARB’s collection:
- Flyleaves (1977), Text of flyleaf inscriptions written by Shaw in 8 books in his library; these books were sold at auction on July 25, 1949, 350 copies printed, Erratum slip inserted
- How to settle the Irish question (1917)
- The adventures of the black girl in her search for God (1933)
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