The Summing Up
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.
Results 1-3 of 14
I have never , except by an effort of will , wished that the passing moment might
linger so that I could get more enjoyment from it , for even when it has brought me
something I had immensely looked forward to , my imagination in the very ...
The only definite reaction that I can recall of that period was a reflection that
occurred to me when I was walking along Panton Street one evening . Passing
the Comedy Theatre I happened to look up and saw the clouds lit by the setting
... its contributions were . For all their parade these writers were no more than an
eddy in a backwater and it is unlikely that the history of English literature will give
them more than a passing [ 171 ] THE SUMMING UP xlv ...
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - wjburton - LibraryThing
One of my favourite bedside books of all time. I wore my first copy into pieces from overuse. I don't know of another book quite like it. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - hellbent - LibraryThing
This is one of the best books I read for providing a philosophical view of life. It is a book I intend to read again. Read full review