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The intrigue is unimportant and the persons of the play are drawn from the
standpoint of caricature rather than character. Whatever your goodwill you cannot
suspend your disbelief in them. Gogol, however, had the good sense not to
distort his ...
But Dostoievsky's characters are like the persons in a morality play. They give
you the impression that they are complicated because they do things that you do
not understand, but a closer acquaintance shows you that in fact they are ...
She is a snob and will impudently force her acquaintance on persons who she
knows wish to avoid it. She is a climber, but with the paltriness of her mind is
satisfied with the second rate; the secretaries of great men are her prey, not the
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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