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There is a great deal of cruelty and violence and revenge in Maugham's fiction.
Mackintosh, a British administrator in Samoa, so hates his superior that he leaves
his gun lying around for a hostile native to use on the hated man. When the ...
This is true even of Maugham's non-fiction. His travel books are the notes of a
man looking for stories. On a Chinese Screen, for example, is a set of jottings
which Maugham decided to leave as jottings, but some of them were so close to
As a writer of fiction I go back, through innumerable generations, to the teller of
tales round the fire in the cavern that sheltered neolithic men. I have had some
sort of story to tell and it has interested me to tell it. To me it has been a sufficient
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