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In order to give the glow of life to brute fact it must be transmuted by passion, and
so the only good novel Jules Renard wrote was when the passion of self-pity and
the hatred he felt for his mother charged his recollections of his unhappy ...
I suppose what affected me was the passion of that woman, just an ordinary
hospital patient, to have a baby, a passion so intense that she was willing to incur
the frightful risk; it seemed hard, dreadfully hard, that she had to die. The nurse
... and yet with a quivering lustre that suggests the palpitation of mysterious life;
there are purples horrible like raw and putrid meat and yet with a glowing
sensual passion that reminds one of the Roman Empire of Heliogabalus; there
are reds, ...
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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