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As a matter of fact the Russian is not a great sinner. He is lazy and infirm of
purpose; he talks too much; he has no great control over himself so that the
expression of his passions is more lively than their intensity warrants; but he is
kindly on the ...
The meeting, timed to begin at four, began in point of fact at five and continued till
nearly midnight. Only five speeches were made in all those hours and each
speech was of about the same length. The orators spoke with great fluency, but
The fact remains that the four greatest novelists the world has ever known, Balzac
, Dickens, Tolstoi and Dostoievsky, wrote their respective languages very
indifferently. It proves that if you can tell stories, create character, devise incidents
, and ...
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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