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The yarn-spinners ~ old and new

Among the well-known international story-tellers were such greats as R L Stevenson, Somerset Maugham and Ernest Hemingway, who could spin a yarn out of thin air The international Storytellers Festival, Kathakar, at the Indira Gandhi National ... The Statesman, 3 weeks ago

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The 100 best novels No 44 Of Human Bondage by W Somerset Maugham

, EM Forster wrote: "The final test of a novel will be our affection for it, as it is the test of our friends, of anything else that we cannot define." He might have been writing
 Big News Network6 days ago

Book: Carnival-Short Stories

by Carnival: By various authors. Short stories have always fascinated me. Even as my entire class read W Somerset Maugham's Of Human Bondage with unflinching love for the novel, I picked up his short story collections first. Oscar Wilde, Saki and ...
 Femina1 week ago

Tricia's retro film review: The Secret Agent (1936)

The Secret Agent is the 1936 espionage film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and based on a book by W. Somerset Maugham. A British writer has learned that is own death has been faked and he is assigned a partner known as The General. They are sent to ...
 Examiner.com1 week ago

Writing advice that bears repeating

There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are. ― W. Somerset Maugham June 3 is National Repeat Day, so let's take a look at the most frequently repeated writing advice . Here are five adages that bear ...
 Examiner.com1 month ago

Help to Buy in the global capital

- Somerset Maugham commented that "things were easier for the old novelists...their heroes were good through and through, their villains wholly bad." Commentators on housing right now are behaving like the old novelists, treating the Government's ...
 Social Market Foundation2 months ago

Stupa-fied in old Rangoon (The West Australian)

Novice monks in Rangoon. Picture: Peta Murray Rangoon, the former capital of Burma, is sometimes overlooked by visitors in their haste to get to the temples of Pagan or the wonders of Inle Lake. But this bustling port city, home to lively eat ...
 West Australian1 hour ago
Arts Journal

Bourgeois blues

In today's Wall Street Journal drama column I file the first of two reports from Ontario's Shaw Festival. This week I discuss a rare North American revival of J.B. Priestley's * * * When a popular playwright stops being performed, there's usually a ...
 Arts Journal2 days ago
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Review: 'Magic in the Moonlight' ★ 1/2

Medium-grade Allen film anchored by a mystic Among recent Woody Allen films, the crabby but pretty "Magic in the Moonlight" is a well-thumbed playing card from the middle of the deck, not one of his fully good ones ("Midnight in Paris," "Vicky ...
 Chicago Tribune3 days ago


Forty-nine years ago, I moved to western . With a degree in English Literature fresh in my hands and with little money of my own, I figured the Peace Corps was a good way to travel, something I had almost never done. I've often thought that the ...
 Huffington Post4 days ago
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