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Russian writers have been so much the fashion that sober- minded people have
greatly exaggerated the merit of certain writers merely because they write in
Russian, so that Kuprin, for instance, Korolenko and Sologub have received an ...
Most people cannot see anything, but I can see what is in front of my nose with
extreme clearness; the greatest writers can see through a brick wall. My vision is
not so penetrating. For many years I have been described as a cynic: I told the ...
It is an ideal to which writers of fiction seek to give body and substance. The
characteristics which they ascribe to this figment of their fancy are those which
the nation at a given moment vaguely aspires to, and presently simple men,
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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