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An Italian, driven by hunger, came to New York and in due course got work on
the streets. He was passionately attached to the wife he had left in Italy. Rumour
reached him that his nephew was sleeping with her. He was seized with rage.
He hadn't the money to return to Italy, but wrote to his nephew to come to New
York, where he could earn good wages. The nephew came, and on the night of
his arrival the husband killed him. He was arrested. The wife was brought over for
The sailing-boat in which I used to like to lounge about on the blue waters of the
Mediterranean has been seized by the Germans, my car has been taken by the
Italians, my house has been occupied by the Italians and now by [356 ) A w R IT ...
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A compilation of notes kept over his lifetime and published just before Maugham's death. Though there were some pearls of wisdom and insightful comments on writing it was his commentary on daily life ... Read full review