This ability is sometimes reflected in Maugham's literary characters. Most of us when not busy working are busy playing; we ride, play tennis or golf, swim or gamble; but I saw myself doing nothing at all. His best efforts in this line include The Gentleman in the Parlour, dealing with a journey through Burma, Siam, Cambodia and Vietnam, and On a Chinese Screen, a series of very brief vignettes that might have been sketches for stories left unwritten.
By the next year, he had four plays running simultaneously in London, and Punch published a cartoon of Shakespeare biting his fingernails nervously as he looked at the billboards. Anthony Burgess praised his influence.
Maugham lived in Switzerland as a writer. His uncle allowed him to travel to Germany, where he studied literature, philosophy and German at Heidelberg University.
It was a collection of essays that he had contributed to the solid magazines of the day and he issued it, as became his sense of decorum, anonymously.
The local physician suggested the medical profession and Maugham's uncle agreed. I would read the entire works of Nick Carter. I once had the book in my hands, a handsome volume bound in calf, but I never read it and I have not been able to get hold of a copy since.
He became known as a writer who portrayed the last days of colonialism in India, Southeast Asia, China and the Pacific, although the books on which this reputation rests represent only a fraction of his output.
His uncle tried to find Maugham a new profession. Time, because it is so fleeting, time, because it is beyond recall, is the most precious of human goods and to squander it is the most delicate form of dissipation in which man can indulge.
A young man from the London slum area of BermondseySearle had already been kept by older men. Syrie Maugham became a noted interior decorator who in the s popularized "the all-white room". In order not to hurt their feelings, I have often acted a passion I did not feel.
His elder brother, Viscount Maughamenjoyed a distinguished legal career and served as Lord Chancellor from to He wrote only one book that was not of this character.
Toward the end of his career he described himself as "in the very first row of the second-raters". My mind would be a slate and each passing hour a sponge that wiped out the scribblings written on it by the world of sense.
Philip's clubfoot causes him endless self-consciousness and embarrassment, echoing Maugham's struggles with his stutter and, as his biographer Ted Morgan notes, his homosexuality.
Notable winners include V. Portraits[ edit ] Maugham was the subject of this caricature by David Low. It has been adapted as a play and as several films.
I had come to Vera Cruz from Mexico City to catch one of the Ward Company's white cool ships to Yucatan; and found to my dismay that, a dock strike having been declared over-night, my ship would not put in.
I would read the entire works of Nick Carter. I made up my mind that if ever the happy day arrived when I could enjoy untroubled leisure I would complete an enterprise that had always tempted me, but which hitherto, like an explorer making reconnaissances into an undiscovered country, I had done little more than enter upon: I would lounge through the morning, dawdle through the afternoon, and loaf through the evening.
I tried to persuade myself that I was three-quarters normal and that only a quarter of me was queer—whereas really it was the other way around. It drew its details from Maugham's experiences as a medical student doing midwifery work in Lambetha South London slum.
I sauntered through the parish church; it is picturesque with its gargoyles and flying buttresses, and the salt wind and the blazing sun have patined its harsh and massive walls with the mellowness of age; its cupola is covered with white and blue tiles.
While much of the novel takes place in Europe, its main characters are American, not British.
I saw what hope looked like, fear and relief Adapted for the stage from a story first published in in Hearst's International and reprinted in his collection The Casuarina TreeMaugham's play The Letterstarring Gladys Cooperhad its premiere in London in He is made up of a dozen people and the greater part of him is myself"—yet in an introduction written for the Modern Library edition of the work, he plainly states that Walpole was the inspiration for Kear while denying that Thomas Hardy was the inspiration for the novelist Driffield.
I took a room in the Hotel Diligencias overlooking the plaza, and spent the morning looking at the sights of the town. In his volume of memoirs, Looking Back, he attacked the late Syrie Maugham and wrote that Liza had been born before they married. Liza and her husband Lord Glendevon contested the change in Maugham's will in the French courts, and it was overturned.
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