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developing a sense of humor , and found he had a knack of saying bitter things ,
which caught people on the raw ... " Is that what we usually mean by humor ?
Sometimes Maugham's irony is more carefully and consciously balanced : “ I do
We know that all men are mortal ( Socrates was a man ; therefore - and so forth ) ,
but it remains for us little more than a logical premiss till we are forced to
recognize that in the ordinary course of things our end can no longer be remote .
Indeed if it were not founded on an accepted legend they would be unanimous in
asserting that such a thing was ... golf , getting on with one's job and all sorts of
other things , it was a welcome relief to come upon a dramatist for whom love was
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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