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I asked him if he still read. He shook his head. "What's the good?" he said. "It'll
never get me anywhere." "It'll take you out of yourself," I replied. "Perhaps it will.
But I've always got to come back." He had only one thing left, the determination to
I asked my friends what effect the catastrophe had on those who were saved. I
wanted to know whether the fearful danger and the miraculous escape had had a
spiritual or a moral effect on them, whether it changed their lives afterwards, ...
He was put in a separate cell so that he should not contaminate the other
prisoners by his conversation, but, though not forced to work, he asked to do so,
and made carpets in the workroom with the others. He took his imprisonment very
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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