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Maugham on Fiction: An Inspiration for an Essay Reading Challenge

As I mentioned in my last post, I have been reading some of William Somerset Maugham’s essays from Ten Novels and their Authors (1954, 1978). I skipped through the book to pick out authors that I have read so far for… 508 more words


25 January - Writers' Day

25 January in a span of 100 – 150 years saw birth of Four (4) well acclaimed Poet / Novelist / Author in a great co-incidence. 397 more words


The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham

I have spent almost all my adult life believing, quite insistently, that it is always best to read a book first before watching the film adaptation.   955 more words



En una nota en “The Guardian”, edición de ayer, se afirma que después de los ataques terroristas de esta semana, las ventas del libro “Tratado sobre la tolerancia”, de Voltaire, se han disparado dentro del territorio francés. 498 more words

Martha Cecilia Rivera

Serendipity: Jane Austen, a family letter and Somerset Maugham

While I was over visiting my parents before Christmas, I had my usual riffle through their bookshelves in search of old friends. I came across a book that I had completely forgotten leaving behind. 1,166 more words


The Beach resort and large Stomachs.

We came back last Thursday from 5 days at Port Macquarie. It used to be a small town about 400 Km North of Sydney. Now it has grown into a large town with own airport and is overrun by hordes of sun and beach seeking tourists during the summer months, especially during the Christmas school holiday. 698 more words

Gerard Oosterman


“A good style should show no sign of effort. What is written should seem to be a happy accident.” – Somerset Maugham

Really great writer have the ability to take you off the page and into the world they are relating. 472 more words