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A Search for Literary Hawaii

Barrons 06 Dec 2021
It can be tricky to write about a place like Hawaii because everybody knows it’s a paradise. To the prose-conscious writer, the state presents a minefield of clichés ...All that is true. There’s just more to it.”. Much more, in fact ... Yet lasting books are rare ... There are also Jack London’s many Hawaii-set short stories, and a few by Somerset Maugham ... .

Dear Diary... should I shoot my friend for betraying my sexual secret?

The Daily Mail 04 Dec 2021
Rating.. At the start of the year, the reclusive crime writer Patricia Highsmith came in for a battering with a blunt instrument from her latest biographer, Richard Bradford ... The watch had since been lost or misappropriated by her mother ... H. Auden, Susan Sontag, Somerset Maugham, Peter Ustinov – they only rate passing mentions in her diaries ... .

HG Wells and the human animal

New Statesman 01 Dec 2021
Wells spent much of his life working to transform the human world into something better ordered, and more beautiful, than it had ever been before ... Moura’s attraction to Wells may have been real enough – she told Somerset Maugham that Wells’s skin smelt deliciously of honey – but it was intermixed with self-preservation, calculation and deception.

The Brontës, the Shelleys, Kingsley and Martin Amis: new research suggests literary relatives share similar ...

The Conversation 25 Nov 2021
Anne, Emily, and Charlotte Brontë, by their brother Branwell (c. 1834). He painted himself among his sisters, but later removed his image so as not to clutter the picture ... And that writing is often discussed in terms of “style” ... Literary families ... Somerset and Robin Maugham (uncle-nephew), John le Carré and Nick Harkaway (father-son) ... The ... .

Aarya, Breaking The Spiral of Deception and People's Perception

The Telegraph India 22 Nov 2021
Aarya has only five days to uncover the truth. The game is afoot ... All she has been able to do is catch pickpockets and find missing pets ... Ranjana’s first book, The Tales Next DoorA Collection of Short Stories, has received good feedback from the readers, with some comparing them with the stories of Somerset Maugham and O Henry ... Amazon link ... .

W. Somerset Maugham’s “Razor’s Edge” appears in Persian

Tehran Times 15 Nov 2021
TEHRAN – A Persian translation of William Somerset Maugham’s novel “The Razor’s Edge” has been published ... .

Charismatic wasters are worthy of state subsidy

The Times/The Sunday Times 15 Nov 2021
Reading Somerset Maugham’s novel Of Human Bondage, I was pleased to encounter one of my favourite kinds of fictional character ... Maugham’s loafer, ...

Women enjoy playing bridge for decades, continue the tradition

Fremont Tribune 06 Nov 2021
In her earlier days of playing bridge, Norma Vance shed tears after some games. Ruth Lund prayed while she played. And Audrey Lefler jokingly said she just acted like she knew what she was doing ... Famous fans of bridge have long touted its benefits ... The late playwright Somerset Maugham called it the most entertaining and intelligent card game devised ... .

KT Long Read: Giving to charity wins big in Britain

Khaleejtimes 04 Nov 2021
Music is magic ... One of the most moving pieces of music emerged during the dreary days of Covid, in September 2020 ... F natural, A, D, and B natural ... Perhaps the oldest surviving school in the world, it educated novelist Somerset Maugham and World War II hero Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, among others, over the course of history ... Tackling poverty.

A VERY blue-blooded campaign! Princess Olympia of Greece, Marquess of Blandford, the Maharajah of Jaipur ...

The Daily Mail 03 Nov 2021
Left to right. ... Past guests include Joseph Conrad, Rudyard Kipling, Somerset Maugham and Hermann Hesse, while Noel Coward first stayed for a month in 1931, after completing Private Lives ... A ... With names like Somerset Maugham, Noel Coward, Rudyard Kipling, Joseph Conrad and Charlie Chaplin checking in over the following decades Raffles’ reputation grew.

Obituary For The Greatest Briton by Michael Walsh

Earth Newspaper 31 Oct 2021
Winston Churchill was far from being as popular as palace historians make him out to be. The half-American dilettante’s image is repeatedly laundered by mainstream media. The brainwashing worked well ... 1 ... The greatest Briton was often a guest at private gay orgies organised at the Cote d’Azur villa owned by the novelist Somerset Maugham ... I, Mark R ... ....

Dark Tropics: Ink review – Belfast duo have genuine individuality

The Irish Times 29 Oct 2021
Belfast duo Dark Tropics (Rio McGuinness and Gerard Sands) have all the right inspirations, musical (from Radiohead and The Velvet Underground to Aretha Franklin and latter-day Leonard Cohen) and literary (from Paul Auster to William Somerset Maugham) ... genuine individuality ... .

Borrowed themes, self-plagiarism and ‘rent-a-researcher’ service

Dawn 25 Oct 2021
TWO pieces published in these columns lately discussed plagiarism and gave some blatant examples of the literary theft set by some really big names. Plagiarised works by some not-so-great authors were also mentioned in those pieces ... Josh’s Naqsh-o-Naqqaash is ‘inspired’ by Somerset Maugham’s The Moon and Sixpence ... D ... — ... .

Can Asia lead global fight to cure poverty pandemic as US lags behind?

Korea Times 21 Oct 2021
By Tom Plate. Perpetual inequality will only increase if we always look the other way. This is especially so if, as some predictions suggest, the global population hits 10 billion in 2050, with more than 5 billion in Asia alone ... It's a disease ― in fact, a poverty pandemic. The culprit is not Asia ... He said ... Somerset Maugham quipped in his diary ... .


Dawn 17 Oct 2021
Mohammad Khalid Akhtar (third from right) with renowned literati including Amjad Islam Amjad, Syed Muhammad Kazim Shah and Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi . Photos courtesy the writer ... The magic of distances ... Jerome (Three Men in a Boat contains the most incredible, crazy humour you’d ever read), Somerset Maugham (who can forget his short story P&O), A.G ... .