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He told us that the patient couldn't have a child naturally and had had to be twice
aborted; but she'd set her heart on having one now that she was pregnant again
and though he'd explained the danger to her and said that it was only an even ...
One is heart-broken at the impossibility of understanding them, of getting right
down into their heart of hearts. Sometimes, accidentally or under the influence of
some emotion, one gets a glimpse of those inner selves of theirs, and one
Readers do not know that the passage which they read in half an hour, in five
minutes, has been evolved out of the heart's blood of the author. The emotion
which strikes them as "so true" he has lived through with nights of bitter tears.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JBreedlove - LibraryThing
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