Shaw's perspective is Bernard Shaw and his milieu. As "his life, work, and friends"—the subtitle to a biography of G.B.S.—indicates, it is impossible to study the life, thought, and work of a major literary figure in a vacuum. Issues and people, economics, politics, religion, theater, and literature and journalism—the entirety of the two half centuries the life of G.B.S. spanned—was his assumed province. Shaw publishes general articles on Shaw and his milieu, reviews, notes, and the authoritative Continuing Checklist of Shaviana, the bibliography of Shaw studies. Every other issue is devoted to a special theme.
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