Giles, James R. Irwin Shaw. Boston: Twayne, 1983. Giles provides a critical and interpretive study of Shaw with a close reading of his major works, a solid bibliography, and complete notes and references.
Shnayerson, Michael. Irwin Shaw: A Biography. New York: Putnam, 1989. Shnayerson reconstructs Shaw’s life from his days as a playwright through his career as a screenwriter and novelist. Shnayerson’s biography offers insights into Shaw’s personality and his times.
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