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by Colm Toibin,George Bernard Shaw

Download The Adventures of the Black Girl in her Search for God (Hesperus Classics) ePub
  • ISBN 1843914220
  • ISBN13 978-1843914228
  • Language English
  • Author Colm Toibin,George Bernard Shaw
  • Publisher Hesperus Press (March 1, 2007)
  • Pages 112
  • Formats rtf lrf lit txt
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Classics
  • Size ePub 1971 kb
  • Size Fb2 1971 kb
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 877

So controversial was Black Girl when it first appeared in 1932 that it provoked public outcry with Shaw decried as a blasphemer. Today, it remains a surprisingly irreverent depiction of the universal search for God. Dissatisfied with the teachings of respectable white missionaries, an African girl embarks upon her own quest for God and Truth. Journeying through the forest, she encounters various religious figures, each one seeking to convert her to their own brand of faith. This brilliantly sardonic allegory showcases some of Shaw's most unorthodox thoughts on religion and race. George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950) is best known for his dramatic works, of which Pygmalion is the most famous.

Shaw's mastery lies in his ability to take something heavy and complex and simplify it. I had a problem with how the story of the Black Girl ended, but he more than makes up for that with his interpretations at the end of the book.

Shaw's mastery lies in his ability to take something heavy and complex and simplify it. So, if you wish to read something thought provoking, you can't go wrong with this very short book.

The Black Girl of the title is only cast as such, I think, to provide Shaw with a literary vehicle to convey his otherwise naïve questions about Christianity

It is The title piece in this anthology is a parable on the nature of religious belief. When first published in 1932 it caused quite a stir and I wondered whether the intervening 75 years might have rendered it something less of a shocker. The Black Girl of the title is only cast as such, I think, to provide Shaw with a literary vehicle to convey his otherwise naïve questions about Christianity. To this end, The Black Girl is presented as a noble savage, and thus a tabula rasa. It is here – and only here – that Shaw violates current correctness.

The title story is a satirical allegory relating the experiences of an African black girl, freshly converted to Christianity, who takes literally the biblical injunction to "Seek and you shall find m. and attempts to seek out and actually speak to God.

by George Bernard Shaw First published 1932. Published March 1st 2007 by Hesperus Press. Paperback, 112 pages. Paperback, 352 pages.

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George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950) is best known for his dramatic works, of which Pygmalion is the most famous.

by George Bernard Shaw.

1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. by George Bernard Shaw. Published March 1, 2007 by Hesperus Press. Christianity, Fiction.

Book Source: Digital Library of India Item 2015. author: George Bernad Shaw d. ate. te: 2005-01-31 d. citation: 1933 d. dentifier. origpath: /data d. copyno: 1 d.

So controversial was Black Girl when it first appeared in 1932 that it provoked public outcry with Shaw decried as a blasphemer

So controversial was Black Girl when it first appeared in 1932 that it provoked public outcry with Shaw decried as a blasphemer. Journeying through the forest, she encounters various religious figures, each one seeking to convert her to their own brand of faith. This brilliantly sardonic allegory showcases some of Shaw's most unorthodox thoughts on religion and race.

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Hbr
Shaw, a well known Socialist, wrote this book and stirred a whole lot more controversy than somewhat when it originally came out. I bought it to give away to friends of mine who like a mental challenge. The book is indeed challenging and forces you to think about things you may not have thought about. Shaw's mastery lies in his ability to take something heavy and complex and simplify it. I had a problem with how the story of the Black Girl ended, but he more than makes up for that with his interpretations at the end of the book. So, if you wish to read something thought provoking, you can't go wrong with this very short book.
Minnai
I first read this little book in the early 1960s when a fellow college student convinced me there was no rational proof of God. I asked the minister to college students at nearby University Christian Church to help me and he suggested I read this book. I recently re-read it and realized again that it provides insight into the various approaches to God. The Epilogue may be the best portion of the book. I highly recommend the book. You can read it in one sitting.
cyrexoff
I got this book because of a play adaptation (lots of fun!) of it that I was seeing at the Shaw Festival at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada. I borrowed a library copy, and so loved the cover and illustrations, that I wanted the same edition as I borrowed. I was delighted I was able to get it through Amazon's marketplace sellers. It's now a beloved book on my shelf.
Ochach
Arrived quickly and as promised. The story of course is exquisite.
Simple
OK
HappyLove
Nice Book
Risteacor
Oh! what an adventure. Quite amusing, I must say.
I purchased this as a gift for a dear friend and because it is first edition and decades old, I was willing to take one in good condition. Since this is a book, I won't review it but rather the seller.
I was very pleased to receive the book in the condition it was. It was heavily protected in good packaging and the book quality was much better than I had hoped. It's a difficult book to find and I couldn't have found it without Amazon and a vintage bookstore that cared so well for this book.