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Before and after Of Human Bondage Maugham is not a writer who consoles
himself in fiction for distresses suffered in reality. He is a writer who, in and out of
fiction, cultivates a blend of irony and controlled curiosity which keeps reality's ...
It is a notebook kept for the purposes of his calling by a professional writer who
passionately sought truth, purity of style and perfection of language. As a writer
no one could have been more conscientious. Jules Renard otted down neat
I think it would be hard to find another writer who has achieved a greater
reputation on such slender qualities. No other writer is so beholden for his
celebrity to the exaggerated estimation in which Russian literature is held. He is a
writer of 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