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I suppose what affected me was the passion of that woman, just an ordinary
hospital patient, to have a baby, a passion so intense that she was willing to incur
the frightful risk; it seemed hard, dreadfully hard, that she had to die. The nurse
And the desire for romance, as we know, was a steadily growing passion among
us during the last twenty years. We all sought Ruritania in the Bayswater Road.
Then came the war, and grief, fear and perplexity brought many to religion.
... and yet with a quivering lustre that suggests the palpitation of mysterious life;
there are purples horrible like raw and putrid meat and yet with a glowing
sensual passion that reminds one of the Roman Empire of Heliogabalus; there
are reds, ...
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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