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“In one way or another,” Maugham says, “I have used in my writings whatever
has happened to me in the course of my life.” He means not that he has
confessed all but that he hasn't wasted any of his material. It is in this sense that
the whole of ...
Above all, of course, Maugham is a readable writer, a man who knows the art of
keeping his audience with him, and the best test of his readability is to read him.
A simple illustration of the way he makes himself readable, though, is his knack of
... eyes are large and swimming, his nose short, but well shaped and ever so
slightly fleshy, his mouth is rather large, with full lips; his ears are small, set close
to the head, but with long, fleshy lobes, like those, but of course less exaggerated
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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