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They are strangely primitive in the completeness with which they surrender
themselves to emotion. With English people, for instance, there is a solid
background of character which emotion modifies, but which in turn reacts on
emotion; with the ...
The strange beauty of the features is more than commonly striking because in
Russia as a rule features are indistinct and flat. It is the head of a Roman of the
Empire in a sculpture gallery. There is something sinister in the immobility of the ...
The movement of the chopper, so deliberate and regular, yet so unceasing, was
strangely mysterious. They told me he had been doing that very same thing for
thirty years. # Wabash Avenue. Many-storeyed buildings, white, red and black,
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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