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He is excitable and gesticulates a great deal. He speaks very quickly, his voice
continually breaking into falsetto, English and French, fluently but not very
correctly and with a curious accent, and his natural tongue is Tahitian. When he
strips to ...
He races a great deal, keeping his own ponies, and is a byword, for he never
wins a race. He is jovial and hearty, but gives you the impression that he is up to
all the tricks of the race-track and would hesitate at little to bring off a coup. # E.
After all, they and the Greek tragedians deal with the only things that are
important to man. They exalt and tranquillise. To read them is to sail with a gentle
breeze in an inland sea studded with a thousand isles. NTen years ago I set
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A compilation of notes kept over his lifetime and published just before Maugham's death. Though there were some pearls of wisdom and insightful comments on writing it was his commentary on daily life ... Read full review