No Points for the Bard from This Nobel Laureate


George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

George Bernard Shaw holds the distinction of being the only writer to receive both an Academy Award and the Nobel Prize for Literature. With credentials like this, one is obligated to at least consider his opinion of fellow authors: “With the single exception of Homer, there is no eminent writer, not even Sir Walter Scott, whom I can despise so entirely as I despise Shakespeare. The intensity of my impatience with him occasionally reaches such a pitch, that it would positively be a relief to me to dig him up and throw stones at him.”

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