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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The drama pictures the manners and customs of the day , and in its turn affects
them , and as these change minor changes follow both in the trappings of a play
and in its themes . The invention of the telephone , for instance , has made many
Disciples arose who sought to follow in his steps , but the event has proved that it
was impossible to do so without his great gifts . The most talented of these was
Granville Barker . As many scenes in his plays show , Granville Barker had it in ...
The free man had no reason to follow them except in so far as they suited his
convenience . Having then an epigrammatic turn , and epigrams being the
fashion , I put my conviction into a phrase and said to myself : follow your
inclinations with ...
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