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La ronde de l’amour (cakes and ale)

de Somerset Maugham


William Ashenden, écrivain peu connu, est un jour contacté par un vieil ami écrivain qu’il n’a pas vu depuis quelques temps, Roy. 2,591 more words

Littérature Anglaise

Engleza de joi/ Hokum

Hokum = foolish or untrue words or ideas.

“An awful lot of hokum is talked about love, you know. An importance is ascribed to it that is entirely at variance with fact. 106 more words

Blog De Companie

Substitute wit?!

She had a pretty gift for quotation, which is a serviceable substitute for wit.
— W. Somerset Maugham (1874 – 1965)


I try to create sympathy for my characters, then turn the monsters loose.
– Stephen King

Prose is architecture, not interior decoration.
– Ernest Hemingway…

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Recycled Book Reading Challenge: Of Human Bondage

I finished reading the book ‘Of Human Bondage’ by Somerset Maugham. It uses the character of Philip to demonstrate how human beings, ever after birth, gets bonded by  his/her uncontrolled emotions and prejudices. 600 more words

A Thought

Why medicine is good training for writing fiction

What a conspicuous omission by not mentioning Percy in this article. Here is an extract from my forthcoming paper.

With Percy’s medical training echoing in the deep background, he took the view that the novelist is a diagnostician, “a literary clinician” so to speak, identifying “the particular lesion of the age.” Percy extends the analogy by going on to say that “the artist’s work in such times is surely not that of the pathologist whose subject matter is a corpse and whose question is not ‘What is wrong?’ but ‘What did the patient die of?’” (Percy 1991, 206). 197 more words

Philosophical Literature

Author's Quote -Somerset Maugham

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

This will probably be my favorite quote of all time.