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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My plan was to spend a year there till I had learnt Spanish, then go to Rome
which I knew only as a tripper and perfect my superficial knowledge of Italian,
follow that up with a journey to Greece where I intended to learn the vernacular
as an ...
The drama pictures the manners and customs of the day, and in its turn affects
them, and as these change minor changes follow both in the trappings of a play
and in its themes. The invention of the telephone, for instance, has made many ...
It can only give him two good things: one, the more important by far, is the
freedom to follow his own bent, and the other is confidence in himself.
Notwithstanding his pretension and his susceptible vanity the author when he
compares his work ...
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