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It is merely a Literary theory like another . There is in fact a second theory that is
just as plausible , and this is that fiction should use life merely as raw material
which it arranges in ingenious patterns . You have a very good analogy in
... more the Hairless Mexican glanced at the cards , took some out of the little
piles and left others in . He shuffled them again . " I have been loved by
multitudes of women . I do not say it in vanity . I offer no explanation . It is mere
matter of fact .
Caypor scraped acquaintance in Zürich with a young Spaniard , Gomez by name
, who had lately entered the British secret service , by his nationality inspired him
with confidence , and managed to worm out of him the fact that he was ...
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This is volume three of Maugham's collected short stories. In this volume he has put his stories that have the same protagonist, Ashendan who is recruited to move to Switzerland where he will be a ... Read full review
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It's easy to see why this one is considered an archetype of espionage fiction. The fact that the book was first published back in the late 1920s means that some of the dialogue and narrative will ... Read full review