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He is thin and lined, with grey hair cut very short. He looks like a fisherman in
some piece of realistic sculpture of the Hellenistic school. His dark face is
impassive. He makes strange rhythmical sounds by beating a gourd with his
hands and ...
Gradually the vegetation stops and you come to the lava field, grey, dead, silent;
here no plants grow and no birds sing; you see the smoke rising, here and there
thickly, in other places ascending thin and straight like the smoke from a cottage ...
The most noticeable thing about her was her voice, high, metallic and without
inflection; it fell on the ear with a hard monotony, irritating the nerves like the
clamour of a pneumatic drill. She was dressed in black, and wore round her neck
a thin ...
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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