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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Perhaps it was a natural sense of tidiness that engaged me , when still so young ,
to design a pattern for my life ; perhaps it was due to something I discovered in
myself about which I shall have a little to say later . The defect of such an ...
weakness that he should hanker for it ; though perhaps a pardonable one . For
the artist should be indifferent to praise and blame , since he is concerned with
his work only in its relation to himself , and how it affects the public is a matter in ...
From the classical philosophers I turned to the moderns , thinking that among
them , perhaps , I should find what I wanted . I could not discover much
agreement among them . I found myself convinced by the critical parts of their
works , but ...
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