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Irwin Shaw


(Irwin Gilbert Shamforoff)
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Irwin Shaw was an American playwright, screenwriter and novelist who was also a highly regarded short story author.

He was born Irwin Gilbert Shamforoff in the South Bronx, New York City, to Russian-Jewish immigrants. His parents were Rose and Will. His younger brother, David Shaw, became a noted Hollywood producer. David died in 2007. Shortly after Irwin's birth, the Shamforoffs moved to Brooklyn, and Shaw changed his surname upon entering college. He spent most of his youth in Brooklyn, where he graduated from Brooklyn College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1934.
 


Genres: General Fiction
 
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Novels
   The Young Lions (1948)
   The Troubled Air (1951)
   Voices of a Summer Day (1951)
   Lucy Crown (1956)
   Two Weeks in Another Town (1960)
   Evening in Byzantium (1973)
   Nightwork (1975)
   The Top of the Hill (1979)
   Bread Upon the Waters (1981)
   Acceptable Losses (1983)
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Collections
   Sailor Off the Bremen (1939)
   Welcome to the City (1942)
   Act of Faith (1946)
   Mixed Company (1950)
   Tip On a Dead Jockey (1957)
   Selceted Short Stories (1961)
   Love On a Dark Street (1965)
   Short Stories of Irwin Shaw (1966)
   Retreat (1970)
   Whispers in Bedlam (1972)
   God Was Here But He Left Early (1973)
   Five Decades (1978)
   Short Stories (1979)
   Great World War II Stories (1989) (with others)
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Books containing stories by Irwin Shaw
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Manhattan Noir 2 (2008)
The Classics
(Akashic Noir)
edited by
Lawrence Block
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The Mammoth Book of Legal Thrillers (2001)
(The Mammoth Book of ...)
edited by
Michael Hemmingson
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The Amis Story Anthology (1992)
A Personal Choice of Short Stories
edited by
Kingsley Amis

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