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Identifier: georgebernardsha00hend (find matches)
Title: George Bernard Shaw, his life and works; a critical biography (authorized)
Year: 1911 (1910s)
Authors: Henderson, Archibald, 1877-1963
Subjects: Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950 Shaw family
Publisher: Cincinnati Stewart & Kidd
Contributing Library: Robarts - University of Toronto
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the only man in the worldcapable of tackling Nordau on his various fields of music, literature, paint-ing, etc.: He said that if I would find out the highest figure ever paidby, say, the Nineteenth Century for a single article to any writer, not ex-cluding Gladstone or any other eminent man, he would pay me that sumfor a review of Degeneration for his little paper. This, mind you, froma man who was publishing a paper at his own expense, without a chance ofmaking anything out of it, and with a considerable chance of finding him-self in prison some day for telling the truth about American institutions.Mr. Tucker probably worked double shifts and ate half meals for the nexttwo or three years to pay off what the adventure cost him. This essay,somewhat amplified, was recently (February, 1908) published in Americaby Benjamin R. Tucker, N. Y— in England by the New Age Press, Lon-don—under the title, The Sanity of Art: an Exposure of the CurrentNonsense about Artists being Degenerate. 246
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Bernard Partridge. Courtesy of the Artist. A.HENOBARBUS AT REHEARSAL. Reproduced from the original water-color, drawn from memory, in 1894. THE MUSIC CRITIC editor of the Academy (October 15th, 1895) : I see you havebeen announcing a book by me entitled, The Complete Wag-nerite, writes Shaw. This is an error; you are thinkingof an author named Izaak Walton. The book, which is a workof great merit, even for me, is called, i The Perfect Wag-nerite, and is an exposition of the philosophy of Der Ring desNibelungen. It is a G. B. eSsence of modern Anarchism, orNeo-Protestantism. This lucid description speaks for itself.As it has been written on what the whole medical faculty andall the bystanders declare to be my death-bed, it is naturallyrather a book of devotion than one of those vain brilliancieswhich I was wont to give off in the days of my health andstrength.—P. S. I have just sprained my ankle in trying tomaster the art of bicycling on one foot. This, with two opera-tions and a fal

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