Abstract

George Bernard Shaw exercised an above-average level of authorial control, which even extended to his relationship with his biographers. Shaw crafts a persona, with the help of his "authorized" biographer Archibald Henderson, which displays a process of evolutionary development and progress along the lines of the Shavian philosophy of the Life Force and the Superman. In essence, Shaw is casting himself as a prototype for the Superman through the autobiographical manipulation of his biographers and aesthetic modes of self-fashioning.

Degree

MA

College and Department

Humanities; English

Rights

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Date Submitted

2010-07-07

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd3733

Keywords

Shaw, Autobiography, biography, self-fashioning, Superman, Life Force

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