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Plan the life you want to live

The Morganton News Herald 12 Aug 2022
It was on that occasion that the novel, “Of Human Bondage,” by William Somerset Maugham was published ... Many literature scholars have openly expressed that the novel is in reality autobiographical, that Maugham was actually writing about his own dissatisfaction with life.
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Neo-Inflationist Supply Siders Paint Themselves Into a Difficult Corner

Black Hills Pioneer 09 Aug 2022
Counterfactuals are always fun. Niall Ferguson has even written a book on them, and he’s surely not the only historian to do so. In this case, let’s imagine for a moment if Donald Trump had won re-election ... See above ... Quoting Somerset Maugham (in The Razor’s Edge) surely quoting someone else, what’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander ... ....
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Kishore Kumar: The lesser known filmmaker behind the star singer and comic actor

The Telegraph India 04 Aug 2022
Kya dekh rahe ho, Prashant?. Uss raaste ko jo duur pahariyon ke beech kho gaya. Haan, musafir aur raaste ka gehra sambandh hai. Shayad uss raaste ko dekh kar tum apni naye safar ke shuruwat ke barey me soch rahe hogay ... Theek kaha tumney, Prashant ... Aisa kyon? ... Prashant reminds me of Larry Darrell, the protagonist of Somerset Maugham’s The Razor’s Edge ... .
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Summer short story: The Apple Picker by Thomas Morris

The Irish Times 04 Aug 2022
iStock. Thu Aug 4 2022 - 01.59. Hywel loved Mr Jones ... Of course ... Thomas Morris’s debut story collection, We Don’t Know What We’re Doing (Faber & Faber) was chosen as a Book of the Year by The Guardian, The Observer, The Spectator, and The Irish Times, and won Wales Book of the Year, The Rhys Davies Trust Fiction Award, and a Somerset Maugham Prize.
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Reimagining the Theatre Archive

British Theatre Guide 25 Jul 2022
Date. 25 July 2022 ... In a quite moving at times lyrical piece entitled Collect, Cumin, Coriander, Chardonnay, and Cashews, Joel Tan depicts a woman becoming upset and ashamed when sitting in an audience with white people watching an incredibly negative Chinese stereotype in Somerset Maugham’s The Letter which was performed at Wyndhams Theatre in 2007.
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Getting acquainted with death and Mexican tradition through Grim Fandango

Eurogamer 24 Jul 2022
Death. "The greatest of all human blessings" according to Socrates, "a very dull and dreary affair" to W. Somerset Maugham, and "always around the corner" as observed by Carter Burwell. But, ultimately, the inevitability of all living beings. It is the one experience that is guaranteed and that the human brain will never truly know fully ... Read more .
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The Austrian alps are just the ticket for a summer holiday

Irish Independent 24 Jul 2022
returning to Austria ... This is a bolthole of breathtaking beauty that was once a favourite of literary luminaries such as Thomas Mann, Stefan Zweig and Somerset Maugham.It’s a place that blends what the locals would call gemütlichkeit – cosiness – with a cool sophistication; art books line the walls in a parlour with a view over the valley.
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Costa Del Gangsters: How Marbella has been hijacked by gangs of sadistic criminals from 59 ...

The Daily Mail 23 Jul 2022
Seduced by the blissed-out images, many tourists were doubtless lured there this week ... A sunny place for shady people, the wags called it back in the early Eighties, perhaps unwittingly purloining a phrase the great writer Somerset Maugham used to describe Monaco ... The Albanian mob prefer a simple star ... Of these, no less than 14 are said to be British.
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Costa Del Gangsters: Marbella has been hijacked by gangs of sadistic criminals from 59 countries ...

The Daily Mail 22 Jul 2022
Seduced by the blissed-out images, many tourists were doubtless lured there this week ... Marbella has more than 100 crime gangs from nearly 60 countries operating out of it ... A sunny place for shady people, the wags called it back in the early Eighties, perhaps unwittingly purloining a phrase the great writer Somerset Maugham used to describe Monaco ... .
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Cooking with Judy: A simple picnic adds to local concerts in the park experience

Orange County Register 21 Jul 2022
W. Somerset Maugham famously wrote. “There are few things so pleasant as a picnic lunch.”. Excuse me, W., what about a picnic dinner? And what about a picnic dinner in the park under the stars while enjoying live music? Orange County’s summer concert season is already under way, but there’s still time to get in on the fun ... Brea.
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Decolonising culture: Paul Gauguin’s Javanese ‘mistress’ Annah and ‘Malay girl’ in a W. Somerset Maugham ...

South China Morning Post 17 Jul 2022
Who was Annah the Javanese, the subject of an eponymous nude painted by Paul Gauguin? In a novella in her collection The Burnished Sun, writer Mirandi Riwoe gives Annah a voice and analytical mind ... .
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My life in books: Seán Hewitt

Irish Independent 17 Jul 2022
It has just been published by Jonathan Cape ... She’s a master ... Somerset Maugham’s novellas, too.Thomas Hardy; Alice Oswald; Arundhati Roy; Gerard Manley Hopkins; JM Synge; Mark Doty; WB Yeats.My latest, It was the most difficult book I’ve written, but if I died tomorrow then I’d be proud to have left it behind. .
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Super Quiz: Three-Word Literary Titles

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 16 Jul 2022
1. "Crime and----------" by Fyodor Dostoevsky. 2. "Brave New --------" by Aldous Huxley. 3 ... 4 ... Somerset Maugham ... .
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Alan Stanford asked to step aside from post at Pittsburgh theatre

The Irish Times 13 Jul 2022
Photograph. Dara Mac Dónaill By Deirdre Falvey and Martin WallWed Jul 13 2022 - 00.15 ... Since then he has occasionally returned to direct shows at the Gate, including W Somerset Maugham’s 1926 play The Constant Wife in 2016 and, in 2017, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, which he had previously done at PICT in Pittsburgh. .
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My culture fix: Bill Bailey

The Times/The Sunday Times 06 Jul 2022
William Somerset Maugham because apart from my being drawn to his style and subject matters — and that he did a lot of travelling in southeast ...

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