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Above all , of course , Maugham is a readable writer , a man who knows the art of
keeping his audience with him , and the best test of his readability is to read him .
A simple illustration of the way he makes himself readable , though , is his ...
When I say that plays are ephemeral , I am of course not speaking of plays in
verse ; the greatest and noblest of the arts can lend its own life to the humble
partner ; I am speaking of the plays in prose with which our modern theatre is
He owes his originality to an idiosyncrasy , not of course peculiar to himself , that
had never before found expression on the stage . The English , whatever they
were in the Elizabethan era , are not an amorous race . Love with them is more ...
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This is one of the best books I read for providing a philosophical view of life. It is a book I intend to read again. Read full review