Irwin Shaw (February 27, 1913 – May 16, 1984) was a prolific American playwright, screenwriter, novelist, and short-story author whose written works have sold more than 14 million copies. He is best known for his novel The Young Lions (1948) about the fate of three soldiers during World War II that was made into a film starring Marlon Brando. Though Shaw's work received widespread critical ... more »
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''I cringe when critics say I'm a master of the popular novel. What's an unpopular novel?''Irwin Shaw (b. 1913), U.S. author. Observer (London, March 6, 1983).