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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Fact and fiction are so intermingled in my work that now , looking back on it , I can
hardly distinguish one from the other , It would not interest me to record the facts ,
even if I could remember them , of which I have already made a better use .
The press , in fact , kills the individuality of those who write for it . Nor is reviewing
less harmful ; the writer has not the time to read any books but those that directly
concern him , and this reading of hundreds of books haphazard , not for the ...
The fact is that they do not want many of the things that to others of us appear
essential . It is fortunate for the well - to - do . For he is blind who will not see that
in the lives of the proletariat in the great cities all is misery and confusion . It is
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