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Maugham

W(illiam) Somerset. 1874--1965, English writer. His works include the novels Of Human Bondage (1915) and Cakes and Ale (1930), short stories, and comedies
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In both works, as Maugham writes, "Desire is sad"--even tragic.
But though often foolish, Maugham was until his dotage rarely a fool.
Of course, Maugham still has his champions, particularly (and perhaps fittingly) professional writers and literary journalists, among them Michael Dirda, Terry Teachout, and Joseph Epstein.
Arguably, Maugham represents a version of the writer which needs change, adventure and risk in order to succeed.
Asi como se sospecha que el afortunado escritor britanico integra la sala de primera clase (aunque Capote en carta criptica a Cecil Beaton recuerda a Maugham entre "canerias y calderas"), nada se sabe de su replica, advertida por Bioy en la presencia de un coronel retirado que pudo ser un personaje del propio Maugham.
Behind Maugham she spotted Burns, still sulking, arms wrapped tightly around his dreary cloak.
The tapes paint a vivid picture of a childhood tormented by the dysfunctional relationship of her parents, Maugham and Syrie.
Ciertamente la obra de Maugham esta impregnada de colonialismo ingles, de europeos dolientes en el lejano Oriente; aqui los ingleses solo buscan llevar los beneficios de la civilizacion a las partes mas remotas del imperio, pero quiza la influencia de Edward Norton, egresado en historia en Yale, intenta balancear el desinteres politico del autor de Servidumbre humana, pues ademas de las referencias precisas al momento historico, el coronel Yu (Anthony Wong) declara: "Queremos el microscopio sin las armas".
ANY WOMAN who lives in the shadow of a powerful man and chafes at the fact that her own accomplishments, as impressive as they may be, will never measure up to his will relish the story of Syrie Maugham.
And then the years started flying by and we discovered ourself reading books by people with names like Hemingway, Verne, Steinbeck, Wells, Maugham, and others who could write so eloquently and movingly.
The American writer Ted Morgan was then also working on a biography of Maugham and, perhaps realizing that a distinguished publishing house, Simon and Schuster, was prepared to publish and be damned, Spencer Curtis Brown and Lady Glendevon decided to go against Maugham's instructions.
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) gives us glimpses into the writings within the writings of a wide range of gleeful practitioners of that particular art form, including Disraeli, Thackeray, Melville, Maugham, Borges, Roth and Updike.