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Weekly Quote #9

“If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn’t matter a damn how you write.” (Somerset Maugham)

I found this week’s quote over on… 113 more words

Aspiring Writer

Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham

Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham

The most difficult part of this book was trying to explain to people what it was about after they learned the title. 618 more words

Books

New Year Resolutions ...

It happens to all of us I guess, while spring cleaning I came across an old article on mine that was written nearly 20 years ago as a teenager.

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Teenager's Musings

Book Revew: The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham

The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham
Source: My Copy
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This book has been sitting on my bookshelf for over a year now. 496 more words

Books

Puzzling Over Literature: John Sutherland on C19 Fiction

This blog post returns to the subject of essays, literary essays in particular, in the shape of John Sutherland’s collection of pieces delving behind the scenes of some well-known nineteenth century novels. 700 more words

Classics

What is enlightenment?

Ever see the 1941 film The Razor’s Edge? It purports to be a celebration of Eastern philosophy, but it’s really  a rabbit hole dug by a spook. 956 more words

Culture

Ahalya: Film, Reflections

In the Panchakanya strotram, five women are praised for their qualities of head and heart, to use a cliche.

Ahalya, Tara, Mandodary, Sita and Draupadi are these women- if you know enough about them, you will know why they have been eulogised thus. 526 more words