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 40
You feel the man in his phrases, not the mean, querulous, disagreeable man that
he appeared to the world that knew him, but the man within of his own ideal
vision. (And the man within us is as true in reality as the man, pitiful and halting, ...
Without their collaboration I could do nothing and I knew how far their
collaboration could go. I found myself increasingly dissatisfied with this. The
dramatist must share the prepossessions of his audience, the example of Lope
de Vega and ...
I knew nothing about writing. Though for my age I had read a good deal, I had
read without discrimination, devouring one after the other books I had heard of to
find out what they were about, and though I suppose I got something out of them,
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