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.
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On the other hand , I had an acute power of observation and it seemed to me that
I could see a great many things that other people missed . I could put down in
clear terms what I saw . I had a logical sense , and if no great feeling for the ...
But that seemed to me unsatisfactory . During the rehearsals I had come in
contact with the people who were interested in the society and especially with
Granville Barker , who played the leading part in my play . The attitude I found
there was ...
When I have observed the peasantry in those favoured lands in which the earth
produces her plenty without excessive labour , where the pleasures and pains of
the individual are those incidental to the human race , it has seemed to me that ...
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