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developing a sense of humor, and found he had a knack of saying bitter things,
which caught people on the raw . . .” Is that what we usually mean by humor?
Sometimes Maugham's irony is more carefully and consciously balanced: “I do
There are men whose sense of humour is so ill developed that they still bear a
grudge against Copernicus because he dethroned them from the central position
in the universe. They feel it a personal affront that they can no longer consider ...
No one can make excursions into Russian life or Russian fiction without noticing
how great a place is taken by an acute sense of sin. Not only is the Russian
constantly telling you that he is a sinner, but apparently he feels it, and he suffers
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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