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What is odd, in the light of Maugham's views, is that apart from Of Human
Bondage there is scarcely an autobiographical work among all the novels, plays,
stories, essays and travel books that Maugham wrote in a long and prolific life.
Even his ...
Among the novels, Of Human Bondage is taken by many people to be
Maugham's masterpiece, his “one great novel,” according to Malcolm Cowley,
who speculated on what he called the Somerset Maugham enigma: “Why has he
Racine found it possible to express all the variety of human passion within the
iron convention of the Alexandrine, and Dostoievsky with the material of
melodrama has created an enduring work of art. But he is a master hard to follow,
and the ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JBreedlove - LibraryThing
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