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... dance, with quick movements of hands and feet and strange contortions of the
body; it was sensual, sexual even, but sexual without passion; it was animal,
na´ve, weird without mystery, natural in short, and one might almost say child-like.
Chernov, who is spoken of as the evil genius of the revolution, a man who is
feared on all sides and is supposed to have enormous influence, was a man
without force or personality; rather short, with thick, coarse features and a shock
of grey ...
His hair, cut short, is hardly grey. He is loose-jointed and his gestures are easy
and graceful. He is dressed without affectation, but well; his clothes hang on him
loosely, but are well cut. He is a cavalryman and you can imagine that in uniform
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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