A Writer's Notebook

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Feb 15, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 384 pages
Filled with keen observations, autobiographical notes, and the seeds of many of Maugham's greatest works, A Writer's Notebook is a unique and exhilarating look into a great writer's mind at work. From nearly five decades, Somerset Maugham recorded an intimate journal. In it we see the budding of his incomparable vision and his remarkable career as a writer. Covering the years from his time as a youthful medical student in London to a seasoned world traveler around the world, it is playful, sharp witted, and always revealing. Undoubtedly one of his most significant works, A Writer's Notebook is a must for Maugham fans and anyone interested in the creative process.

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User Review  - JBreedlove - LibraryThing

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

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
8
Section 3
15
Section 4
54
Section 5
66
Section 6
67
Section 7
68
Section 8
82
Section 13
194
Section 14
196
Section 15
227
Section 16
243
Section 17
247
Section 18
266
Section 19
276
Section 20
305

Section 9
89
Section 10
90
Section 11
99
Section 12
189
Section 21
319
Section 22
320
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About the author (2012)

W. Somerset Maugham was one of the twentieth century's most popular novelists, as well as a celebrated playwright, critic, and short story writer. He was born in Paris but grew up in England and served as secret agent for the British during World War I. He wrote many novels, including the classics Of Human Bondage, The Razor's Edge, Cakes and Ale, Christmas Holiday, Moon and Sixpence, Theatre, and Up at the Villa.

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