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It bore out my theory that men in moments of great emotion express themselves
in terms of melodrama. That is why the best writers are often sountrue to life. I
asked him what he felt when he was arrested, whether he was not horribly
As the conversation proceeded—he talked on as though he were too tired to stop
—something pathetic seemed to arise; I felt sorry for him and I got the idea that
his power consisted perhaps in exciting a protective emotion; there was ...
What surprised me was not only that he felt it necessary to absent himself for so
long from his urgent affairs to support his wife in the distress which for all I know
she felt, but that his employer, notwithstanding the inconvenience it caused him, ...
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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