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Russian writers have been so much the fashion that sober- minded people have
greatly exaggerated the merit of certain writers merely because they write in
Russian, so that Kuprin, for instance, Korolenko and Sologub have received an ...
The Russian's personal freedom is much greater than the Englishman's. He is
bound by no rules. He eats what he likes at the hours that suit him, he dresses as
he chooses without regard to common usage (the artist will wear a bowler hat
to a deep-rooted instinct in the Russian character. No one can have lived among
Russians without being struck by the aggressive way in which women treat men.
They seem to take a sensual pleasure in humiliating them before others; they ...
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A compilation of notes kept over his lifetime and published just before Maugham's death. Though there were some pearls of wisdom and insightful comments on writing it was his commentary on daily life ... Read full review