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Violet Hunt, born in 1862 in Durham in the north of England,was the daughter of Pre-Raphaelite landscape painter Alfred William Hunt and his wife, Margaret Raine Hunt, bestselling novelist and translator of the stories of the Brothers Grimm. 760 more words
“Each shave lies a philosophy”, Somerset Maugham once put. Interestingly, interpreted in some way by a writer and runner Haruki Murakami as “No matter how mundane some action might appear, keep at it long enough and it becomes a contemplative, even meditative act”. 281 more words
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One of the difficulties that confronts the novelist is how to describe the appearance of his characters. The most natural way is of course the formal catalogue, the height, the complexion, the shape of the face, the size of the nose… I do not believe that the reader gets any clear impression.