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These days the writer Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) is best known for his novel Of Human Bondage and of course his short stories but back in the day he was also known as a prolific and immensely successful playwright and adaptor of his own works for Hollywood. 466 more words


Women Writing Women & A Quick Update

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Yesterday, in a tribute to Women’s History Month, I sat on a panel along with other female writers at the Aberdeen Library… 599 more words

On Life

The Beaten Track

It’s a toss-up

When you decide

To leave the beaten track.

Many are called,

But few are chosen.

~ W. Somerset Maugham

Grüner See (Green Lake) Styria, Austria… 10 more words


Writing Routines

Whether you call it routine, ritual, or method, it’s important for writers to establish work habits that contribute to–rather than hinder–the creative process. Perhaps you like to sit down at your keyboard with a cup of tea, or write while listening to certain types of music. 592 more words

The Appointment in Samarra

I heard the following story many years ago; my father read it to us. I have recalled it many times when reading news about some tragic death. 251 more words


Of Human Bondage

*Please note that the following review contains spoilers

Somerset Maugham’s ‘Of Human Bondage’ is an exceptional novel. A semi-autobiographical bildungsroman focusing on the emotional and intellectual development of Philip Carey, ‘Of Human Bondage’ easily qualifies as a classic. 1,612 more words


La passe dangereuse

de Somerset Maugham


Angleterre, année 20. La jolie et frivole Kitty vient d’avoir 25 ans et se rend compte que le temps est passée bien vite depuis ses premiers pas d’adulte dans le monde. 659 more words

Littérature Anglaise