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... if you take care to butter him up, sympathetic. He has good taste and a genuine
feeling for literature. He has never had an original idea in his life, but he is a
sensitive and keen- sighted observer of the obvious. How happy life would be if
She should have been a very happy woman, but she wasn't, she was miserable,
nervous and discontented. Psychoanalysts could do nothing for her. She couldn't
tell them what ailed her, because she didn't know herself. She was in search of ...
She is happy in the knowledge that she is as good as anybody else and smarter (
in the American sense) than most, but is painfully embarrassed when, as here,
she is thrown into the society of persons who, she is uneasily conscious, belong ...
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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