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He is present to the reader, an engaging, even a compelling story-teller — it is
very hard to put down a Maugham story or novel once you have taken it up — but
he is a man who is giving nothing away. Maugham's prose is lucid and musical, ...
treme triviality of his stories. A House of Gentlefolk is the story of an unhappily-
married man who falls in love with a girl, and hearing that his wife is dead
proposes to her. His wife turns up and the lovers separate. On the Eve is the story
of a girl ...
I wonder if the form of a story isn't a sort of memoria technica that holds it in your
memory. Why does one remember Guy de Maupassant's best stories, Boule de
Suif, La Maison Tellier, L'Héritage so clearly after forty years? It is not only ...
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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