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The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God By George Bernard Shaw,

  • Title: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God
  • Author: George Bernard Shaw
  • ISBN: 9781843914228
  • Page: 326
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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,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.
    The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God So controversial was Black Girl when it first appeared in that it provoked public outcry with Shaw decried as a blasphemer Today it remains a surprisingly irreverent depiction of the universal s

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    1. 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 I found that, apart from one violation of current political correctness and a few inevitable stylistic issues, the message had lost none of its poignancy and perhaps little of its ability to shock.The Black Girl in Search of God is not a novel or a novella It is not r [...]

    2. Truly magnificent Shaw provides one of the best nonpartisan views of religion, metaphysics, and materialism His black girl follows the intellectual evolution of God, starting with the brutish and sadistic genocidal God of Noah, to the confusingly totalitarian God of Job, through the improved but misunderstood Jesus, and culminating in her aiding of Voltaire s contemplative garden I m a little disappointing in myself for not immediately recognition the old man in the garden as Voltaire The last l [...]

    3. A God who cannot answer my questions is no use to me said the black girl Besides, if you had really made everything you would know why you made the whaleas ugly as he is in the pictures My father beat me from the time I was little until I was big enough to lay him outwith my knobkerry said the black girl and even after that he tried to sell me toa white baas soldier who had left his wife across the Seas I have always refused tosay Our father which art in heaven I always say Our grandfather I wil [...]

    4. Uma par dia sem grandes pretens es mais natural das necessidades humanas a busca pelo divino S que aqui o divino reduzido a Deus, caricaturado nas suas diferentes vers es, desde as diferentes personas do deus b blico a Al e essas caricaturas s o isso mesmo, caricaturas A pretinha aventura se pela floresta e demonstra como um intelecto vastamente superior a Malaquias, Jesus, Maom e semelhantes, dando uma tareia intelectual que seria mais interessante caso fosse dirigida a vers es mais aprofundada [...]

    5. the best way i can describe this is gb shaw s version of the little prince or candide but about religion is written very simply with all of shaw s satire, wit, and insightis book will probably offend the religiousbut it offends not because the book is written to ridicule, but because they cannot accept the truths that shaw points out

    6. This is a philosophical story about a girl who searching of in right, she passed from lot off stage e saw different religious persons lly see understand that God is present in her own heart

    7. Very witty, very British, very short little fable about how Bernard Shaw thinks religion is desperately ridiculous but truth is still always divinely inspired.

    8. In a sentence A strong African woman casts off the restraints of a slave s religion, challenges whitey s gods, and pushes through to a way of life that is natural, productive, and happy.It doesn t take long for nearly every intelligent author in the course of their career to weigh in on the one topic most try to avoid until they have had at least a small amount of success under their belt The question of religion and of God are nearly inevitable in an author s career, and I enjoy the challenge [...]

    9. A Book From A FriendDuring a weekend visit, an old friend recommended Shaw s The Black Girl in Search of God He lent me his hoary old paperback copy the now out of print edition with the cover shown here on with the smell of must which he has owned and kept at his side for over fifty years His copy of the book includes a nameplate with a pre zip code address I was reluctant to borrow what appears to be a book with heavy sentimental value, but my friend s wife seemed happy to have an old bad smel [...]

    10. This was okay Interesting enough A black girl in Africa is taught the Bible by a messed up missionary, and decides to go find god Seemed like this was Shaw s way of getting some stuff off his chest It was comical, and witty enough to keep me reading And nowhere near as preachy as I was expecting Considering this was written in the thirties, his ideas on religion and genders seemed advanced The last part of the book after the ending of the tale , is a letter to us from Shaw about why he wrote the [...]

    11. Written in 1932 The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God by George Bernard Shaw is an allegory After being converted by a missionary nun in her small village the girl takes literally the biblical injunction to Seek and you shall find me She leaves home and travels about Africa on a search for God She encounters a variety of characters along the way, including, among others, Lohelath, the teacher, the arguing Nailer, the myopic scientist, the conjuror, the wandering Jew, the Arab ge [...]

    12. I thought that the following listed stories in this book were interesting The Black girl in search of GodThe Emperor and the little girlBeautie s dutyAnd the rest were just average I found that these stories as listed above were brave and punchy and even if there wasn t any point for them apart from to cause a stir I felt that in these Shaw Wrote what he thought and I found I was intrigued and respected him for it On the others it seemed he had no real reason to write the stories and I guess thi [...]

    13. Bastante interesante En esta cr tica a la religi n en forma de cuento Bernard Shaw no deja t tere con cabeza al ponernos en la na piel de una negrita reci n convertida por una misionera que, cachiporra en mano, camina por la selva africana en busca de Dios encontr ndose con diversos personajes metaf ricos a los que destruir en su mayor a con su cachiporra y su inocente escepticismo surgido de un pensamiento supuestamente claro y l gico.Toca como he dicho muchos palos en su cr tica, desde los ini [...]

    14. Attempts to do to The Pilgrim s Progress what The Wiz does to The Wizard of Oz, but unfortunately was written by a honky Oh well.Looking it up just now on , I m struck by the following passage it came out in 1932 Both the story and the essay outraged the religious public, creating a demand that supported five reprintings Shaw exacerbated the general furor by proposing intermarriage of blacks and whites as a solution to racial problems in South Africa This was taken as a bad joke in Britain and a [...]

    15. I really only read this book because of the title and though it had a very amusing look on religion and very honest characters any potential the story could ve had was killed by the tacked on ending that didn t fit in at all with the rest of the tale It seemed like Shaw had a good premise for a story but no way to end it so he just rounded everything out with a strange courtship and called it a day.

    16. In the past I have read most of Shaw s work and liked it I liked the concepts for the most, advanced even controversial for their time, but the writing felt dated to me Still worthwhile The illustrations were lovely well done scratchboard a technique not used often today.

    17. Very interesting short stories about heaven and the thoughts of God I liked Aerial Football the most, I think it was probably how they illustrated the bishop there, and made him into a jackass HA HA RELIGION SUCKS.Sincerely, Portia.

    18. I thought the book itself would be interesting that is talking about God and peoples fairy tales about religion , the stories were good but there are some of them that I didn t understand whats the point of them.

    19. The best part is the epilogue at the end Nice book for Sundays if your into atheism and criticize religion and divinity.

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