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When I was a medical student I had occasion in the wards of St. Thomas's
Hospital to see the effects of suffering on patients of all sorts. During the war I had
the same experience, and I have seen also the effects of mental suffering.
It is plain that often they feel deeply, but I do not see that their feeling has any
effect, and if it has no effect its value is slender. Art to them is only a recreation or
a refuge. It rests them from the work which they consider the justification of their ...
I asked my friends what effect the catastrophe had on those who were saved. I
wanted to know whether the fearful danger and the miraculous escape had had a
spiritual or a moral effect on them, whether it changed their lives afterwards, ...
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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