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... the other hand , Maugham's own favourite among his novels , escapes
blandness because it is so fiercely and unfailingly witty , and because Maugham
is on his true home ground , talking not about his personal past but about the
the greater experience that I wanted and I read everything I could lay my hands
on . xxii I lived at this time in a group of young men who had by nature gifts that
seemed to me much superior to mine . They could write and draw and compose ...
It has interested me to watch the way in which a part grows in the actor's hands
from the first lifeless reading of the ... players determined to get the centre of the
stage for their scene , and the desultory talk about any subject that came to hand .
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