Man and Superman

Man and Superman
A Comedy and a Philosophy

By

0
(0 Reviews)
Man and Superman by George Bernard Shaw

Published:

1903

Pages:

176

Downloads:

14,063

Share This

Man and Superman
A Comedy and a Philosophy

By

0
(0 Reviews)
When the brains of the average reader become tangled up in the mazes of Mr. Shaw's latest offering, "Man and Superman," he will wonder, long before its close, whether he, or the author, is crazy. That is, if he takes the book seriously. If he does not, he will enjoy himself thoroughly, but will have failed to appreciate the spirit and intention of the work's creator.

Book Excerpt

ave himself from cipherdom, find an affirmative position. His thousand and three affairs of gallantry, after becoming, at most, two immature intrigues leading to sordid and prolonged complications and humiliations, have been discarded altogether as unworthy of his philosophic dignity and compromising to his newly acknowledged position as the founder of a school. Instead of pretending to read Ovid he does actually read Schopenhaur and Nietzsche, studies Westermarck, and is concerned for the future of the race instead of for the freedom of his own instincts. Thus his profligacy and his dare-devil airs have gone the way of his sword and mandoline into the rag shop of anachronisms and superstitions. In fact, he is now more Hamlet than Don Juan; for though the lines put into the actor's mouth to indicate to the pit that Hamlet is a philosopher are for the most part mere harmonious platitude which, with a little debasement of the word-music, would be properer to Pecksniff, yet if you separate the real hero, inartic

More books by George Bernard Shaw

(view all)
B. Taylor Lewis - An Impossible Marriage...An Unforgivable Act...A Story of Redemption
FEATURED AUTHOR - B. Taylor Lewis graduated from Texas Tech University where she studied English and education. For the last fifteen years, she has served alongside her husband and best friend in ministry both in Texas and in Utah, but one of her greatest joys in life is being called “Mom” to her three boys. As an adult with an active imagination and a desire to speak truth, she began writing for her local church which led to so much more. Now, she seeks to craft stories that ultimately point to the greatest… Read more