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[Trans] The Escape - W. Somerset Maugham

Tiêu đề (tạm dịch): Thoát nợ

Tác giả: William Somerset Maugham (Anh quốc)

Tuyển tập: Cosmopolitans: Very Short Stories (1936) – các truyện ngắn 1200-1500 từ viết và đăng trên tạp chí Cosmopolitan từ năm 1923 đến năm 1929. 3,473 more words


Books that influenced my travels

Have you noticed that travelers write about travels, and the main people who read about those who travel, are those who are travelling?

Even foodie blogs write about travels – because many have pictures of food from various countries through which the writer has traveled – not a complaint, because I love to read about other people’s food & travels. 467 more words

I'll Never Go Abroad


The French Riviera: ‘A sunny place for shady people,’ according to Somerset Maugham, who set up home there in the 1920s.

Almost a century later and not much has changed. 137 more words


The Book I'd Like to Write

Reading Somerset Maugham’s book on his life and craft, The Summing Up, I was intrigued by a story he quoted:

A Young King of the east, anxious to rule his country justly, sent for his sages and ordered them to gather the wisdom of the world so that he might learn how best to conduct himself. 285 more words


The Style You Don't...


“The best style is the style you don’t notice.”

— Somerset Maugham
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For Friday, December 11, 2015:

“The best style is the style you don’t notice.”

Somerset Maugham

My last trip to the library had to be quick, so I didn’t have time to roam through the stacks and just picked up a couple of books that looked halfway interesting.   226 more words

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