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Since he wrote plays I suppose he must be counted as a man of letters, but surely
there can have been seldom a man of letters who cared less for literature. I do not
know whether he ever read: certainly he never spoke of books. The only art in ...
There is nothing to show that the women left behind when the whalers went out
from New Bedford and Nantucket bore the separation with anything but fortitude.
Isn't this emotionalism something of recent origin? I don't suppose anyone doubts
suppose that is accompanied by a certain indifference to many of the things that
men in their prime think important. Another compensation is that it liberates you
from envy, hatred and malice. I do not believe that I envy anyone. I have made
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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