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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its rich pattern of gold, but of a curtain material designed by Burne-Jones and
reproduced by Morris. 3: I do not know whether it was a subconscious feeling that
this sort of writing was contrary to my bent or a naturally methodical cast of mind ...
At their best they can only give living shape to the fantasies of their own minds. If
their minds are noble they can give you noble figures and perhaps it does not
matter if they lack the infinite complication of common life. I have always worked ...
His mind was restless. He was like an architect who, when you want a house to
live in, having persuaded you to build it of brick, then sets before you good
reasons why it should be built of stone; but when you have agreed to this
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