The Summing Up, Part 354, Volume 1
Doubleday, Doran & Company, Incorporated, 1938 - Authors - 310 pages
This book represents Maugham's life and philosophy in his own words. It is autobiographical in nature, though most of the work is concerned with Maugham's unique and fascinating opinions on the theatre, writing, metaphysics and the interesting people he encountered in his long and successful career.
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It has been a little unfortunate for me, since the critic is deservedly influential and
what he said in this article has been very ... One would think that except for this
the critics would never have discovered it; but since then the adjective has been ...
two than reading a volume of criticism. ... But the only important thing in a book is
the meaning it has for you; it may have other and much more profound meanings
for the critic, but at second hand they can be of small service to you. I do not ...
It is a great misfortune to English letters that we have not had in this century a
critic of the class, say, of Sainte-Beuve, Matthew Arnold or even Brunetière. It is
true that he would not have occupied himself much with current literature, and if
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