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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Both were fortunate in the time of their appearance. Ibsen's advent coincided with
the movement for the liberation of women from the inferior position in which they
had so long stood; Shaw's with the revolt of youth from the conventionality of the ...
The physical traits of a man influence his character and contrariwise his character
is expressed, at least in the rough, in his appearance. You cannot make a tall
man short and otherwise keep him the same. A man's height gives him a different
They were very much alive. The most important of them wrote well, and they gave
an appearance of simplicity to problems which I had not been able to make head
or tail of. But much as I should have liked to I could not bring myself to believe, ...
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