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He wrote several novels, of which one, Poil de Carotte, was very successful. It is
the story of his own childhood, the story of a little uncouth boy whose harsh and
unnatural mother leads him a wretched life. Renard's method of writing, without ...
ing the reader to write his own novel, as it were, on the data presented to him,
and that to attempt to do anything else was literary fudge. But I am always
suspicious of a novelist's theories; I have never known them to be anything other
than a ...
On one or two occasions, however, I have deliberately left in the facts that I noted
down at the time and that gave me the idea for a story or a novel, thinking it might
entertain the reader who chanced to remember one or the other, to see on what ...
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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