The Summing Up
This book represents Maugham's life and philosophy in his own words. It is autobiographical in nature, though most of the work is concerned with Maugham's unique and fascinating opinions on the theatre, writing, metaphysics and the interesting people he encountered in his long and successful career.
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If anyone could combine their merits in the manner of writing of the present day
he would write as well as it is possible for anyone to write . Fences sensitive
could XV From time to time I have asked myself whether I should have been a
When I have heard judges on the bench moralizing with unction I have asked
myself whether it was possible for them to have forgotten their humanity so
completely as their words suggested . I have wished that beside his bunch of
flowers at ...
I was trying to put my thoughts on sundry subjects in order and I asked no one to
agree with me in my opinions . On revising what I have written , I have cut out the
words , I think , in a great many places because , though they came to my pen ...
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