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... so clearly that all who run may read, and very naturally it does not occur to
such writers that the fault is with their own minds which have not the faculty of
precise reflection. Here again the magic of the written word obtains. It is very easy
Then it will avail him nothing to have been the idol of the crowd. He can starve for
all they care. It is when I think of this that I find it easy to be indulgent to the actor's
airs and graces, his exigence and vanity, when he is on the crest of the wave.
William Somerset Maugham. be a very good playwright; he had a dramatic gift,
facility for writing easy, natural and amusing dialogue, and an eye for theatrically
effective character. The influence of Shaw led him to attach importance to ideas ...
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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