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His friends were reading men, and he went through a course of English classics
in a light amateurish manner. ... Other evenings he spent either in a friend's room
or at some old- fashioned inn, drinking whisky and smoking, discussing far into ...
But every well has a bottom and finally your friend will come to the end of what he
has to tell you : this is the moment ... The way to profit by their society then is to
make them yield you the advantages of new friends ; by seeing them only at ...
Of all the people I have met in America I only know two men who are close
friends. They will ... The only explanation I can offer myself is that the pace of life
in the United States is so great that few men have time for friendship. Leisure is ...
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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