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December 24, 2006  Guest - Stanley Weintraub
Program:
Silent Night

The Rev. David MillerStanley Weintraub (BS, West Chester University; MA, Temple University; PhD, Pennsylvania State University) is the author or editor of more than fifty books in biography, culture history and military history. A complete listing is in Who’s Who in America. Notable among them are Private Shaw and Public Shaw (New York, 1963); Beardsley (New York: 1967 & several later editions); Bernard Shaw: An Autobiography 2 vols., New York, 1969-1970); Journey to Heartbreak (New York, 1971); Whistler (New York, 1974); Four Rossettis (New York, 1977); The London Yankees (New York, 1979); Bernard Shaw: The Diaries (University Park, PA, 1986); Victoria (New York, 1987); Disraeli (New York, 1993); Uncrowned King: The Life of Prince Albert (New York, 1997); Edward the Caresser (New York, 2001); Charlotte and Lionel: A Rothschild Love Story (New York, 2003); and Iron Tears (2005). For military histories such as Long Day’s Journey into War (1991) and Silent Night (2001) see more detailed listings.

As a journals editor and board of editors member he edited Shaw Review, which became Shaw. The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies, from 1956 to 1989. He was also editor of Comparative Literature Studies from 1986 to 1993. He remains on the editorial boards of Shaw, Literature and Medicine and English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920. As critic he has been a book reviewer for the Wall Street Journal, New York Times Book Review and Washington Post.

He has been a National Book Award finalist and a Guggenheim Fellow. As an Army lieutenant during the Korean War (1951-53) he was awarded a Bronze Star. At the Pennsylvania State University, where he began as a teaching assistant and retired as Evan Pugh Professor Emeritus of Arts and Humanities in 2000, he was also Director of its Institute for the Arts and Humanistic Studies from 1970 to 1990. He has been a visiting professor at UCLA, the University of Hawaii, the University of Malaya and the National University of Singapore.

At West Chester University, where he is Honorary Professor, an archive of his books and manuscripts was established in 1982 as the Rodelle & Stanley Weintraub Research Institute.

 

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