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Book Review: Of Human Bondage by Somerset Maugham

Of Human Bondage is all about the dangers of falling in love with a SLUT! Just kidding, it’s not really about that. I apologise. It’s actually a wonderfully tender story about coming of age, discovering one’s authentic sense of self, and having a clubfoot. 197 more words

Books

A Reader's Diary, 24 September 2014

R.C.Sherriff’s First World War play, Journey’s End, was one of five chosen to represent the best of early 20th century English drama in Modern Plays… 1,250 more words

Literature
Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul.
- W. Somerset Maugham
Art

"Don't Worry About It. You Still Have Two Weeks."

THE FIRST RULE OF LOVE: when you know you have it, fight for it, sacrifice for it; or watch…as it slips from your fingers. Love is a jealous ruler who seeks unquestioning, unfailing allegiance. 3,696 more words

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W. Somerset Maugham

Unable to take his Spanish royalties out of the country, Maugham decided to use the money to pay for a luxury holiday there. He chose one of the best hotels and dined extravagantly every evening, until he felt satisfied that he had spent most of the accumulated sum. 49 more words

Anecdote

The War of Art - Steven Pressfield

For a writer, all writers, this book should be required reading. Robert McKee, a screenwriting genius wrote the foreword for the book. Robert McKee said, 276 more words

Writing

"I Fell On My Baby Bottle"

BY THE TIME I WAS NINETEEN, I had been on several blind dates—only one of which had gone well. It had been at the beginning of my junior year at Westlake when some friends had paired me with Jonathan Harshman Winters IV, son of the brilliant comedian, Jonathan Harshman Winters III.   4,600 more words

Berenice De La Salle