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The plays and the novels are a slightly different matter, if only because they
involve larger and more sustained excursions away from the pose of the casual
story-teller. Maugham's plays are skillful and intelligent, but even the best of them
Of Maugham's other novels, The Moon and Sixpence, The Painted Veil and The
Razor's Edge are the most successful, although all three of them tend to alternate
between masterly scenes and moments of glibness. But then even Catalina and ...
He wrote several novels, of which one, Poil de Carotte, was very successful. It is
the story of his own childhood, the story of a little uncouth boy whose harsh and
unnatural mother leads him a wretched life. Renard's method of writing, without ...
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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