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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.
Racine found it possible to express all the variety of human passion within the
iron convention of the Alexandrine, and Dostoievsky with the material of
melodrama has created an enduring work of art. But he is a master hard to follow,
and the ...
For a while I was attracted to the Hindu conception of that mysterious neuter
which is existence, knowledge and bliss, without beginning, without end, and I
should be more inclined to believe in that than in any other God that human
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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