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The Old Guy and the Champ

The Old Guy and the Champ This edition of Shaw's war writings will prove useful in our search for Shaw's place in the ongoing and troubling quest to understand humanity's fascination with war. I am waiting for a volume entitled "Shaw and Peace." Ironically, but not surprisingly, many of the essays in Wearing's volume would be included in that work as well. Lagretta Tallent Lenker The Old Guy and the Champ Jay R. Tunney. The Prizefighter and the Playwright: Gene Tunney and Bernard Shaw. Stratford, Ontario: Firefly Books, 2010. 287pp. Illustrated. $35. At the Adriatic holiday resort of Brioni (now Brijuni in Croatia) in 1929, while a hotel manager tried to intervene, an Italian press photographer pushed through a crowd to position his bulky Speed Graphic. (Paparazzi are not new, just more aggressive and more numerous.) "Move the two old guys!" he shouted. "I need a picture of the champ!" The old guys were Bernard Shaw and Richard Strauss, then the most famous of living writers and composers. Their young companion was James Joseph ("Gene") Tunney, who had retired, at thirty-one, as heavyweight boxing champion. He had twice defeated the iconic mauler Jack Dempsey, earning a million dollars--then real money--for the second bout. Soon http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png SHAW The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies Penn State University Press

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This edition of Shaw's war writings will prove useful in our search for Shaw's place in the ongoing and troubling quest to understand humanity's fascination with war. I am waiting for a volume entitled "Shaw and Peace." Ironically, but not surprisingly, many of the essays in Wearing's volume would be included in that work as well. Lagretta Tallent Lenker The Old Guy and the Champ Jay R. Tunney. The Prizefighter and the Playwright: Gene Tunney and Bernard Shaw. Stratford, Ontario: Firefly Books, 2010. 287pp. Illustrated. $35. At the Adriatic holiday resort of Brioni (now Brijuni in Croatia) in 1929, while a hotel manager tried to intervene, an Italian press photographer pushed through a crowd to position his bulky Speed Graphic. (Paparazzi are not new, just more aggressive and more numerous.) "Move the two old guys!" he shouted. "I need a picture of the champ!" The old guys were Bernard Shaw and Richard Strauss, then the most famous of living writers and composers. Their young companion was James Joseph ("Gene") Tunney, who had retired, at thirty-one, as heavyweight boxing champion. He had twice defeated the iconic mauler Jack Dempsey, earning a million dollars--then real money--for the second bout. Soon

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SHAW The Annual of Bernard Shaw StudiesPenn State University Press

Published: Sep 11, 2011

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