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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I have never even sung a hymn. I do not much like being touched and I have
always to make a slight effort over myself not to draw away when someone links
his arm in mine. I can never forget myself. The hysteria of the world repels me
and I ...
sey but in English and I have never achieved my ambition to read A Thousand
Nights and a Night in Arabic. When the intelligentsia took up Russia I,
remembering that Cato had begun to learn Greek when he was eighty, set about
90% of I was never stage-struck. I have known dramatists who wandered in every
night to the theatre in which their play was being acted. They said they did it in
order to see that the cast was not getting slack: I suspect it was because they ...
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