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Spy battles made us Russia’s greatest foe

The Times/The Sunday Times 02 Jun 2023
Troubled relationships between Russia and Britain stretch back over centuries. Somerset Maugham, the British novelist and spy, was sent to try to prevent the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917. SASHA/HULTON ARCHIEVE/GETTY IMAGES ... Aglichanka gadit (Англичанка гадит), which literally translates as “the Englishwoman shits”.Sponsored ... Related articles ... VIDEO ... , ... .

The vexing illusions that shape our life

Mail Guardian South Africa 31 May 2023
Somerset Maugham’s amusing short story A Marriage of Convenience nicely illustrates our contradictory beliefs about love. The man in the story is told by his superior that he will be given the job of governor of one of the French colonies on condition that he finds a wife within a month ... A bond spontaneously develops. An intimacy arises ... ....

Martin Amis was the lurid chronicler of a whole generation

Economist 24 May 2023
It began with a throb. A recognition of something he had probably buried long ago in his subconscious, which could be exposed now ... His first novel, “The Rachel Papers” in 1973, featuring a horny young man’s pre-university adventures, had won the Somerset Maugham award, but after that he was not much garlanded ... \n Real victims were hard to write about.

‘Books need time’: Tan Twan Eng’s new novel opens door on history

Al Jazeera 23 May 2023
British novelist and playwright Somerset Maugham exposed the lives of the British in colonial Malaya in his short story collection The Casuarina Tree [AP Photo].

CRAIG BROWN: OMG! Today I'm turning into an OAP... I have always been good at ...

The Daily Mail 23 May 2023
Today is my birthday. It only seems a day or two ago that I was opening a birthday card with a badge attached saying '6'. If I get a badge today, it will say '66'. Overnight, I have become a senior citizen, or what used to be called, in less tactful times, an old-age pensioner ... CRAIG BROWN (pictured) ... ... ... Somerset Maugham, has just died, at the age of 90.

Early inspiration, great style and rhythm: What made Martin Amis the writer he was

Indian Express 22 May 2023
Amid the outpour of tributes for British writer Martin Amis, who passed away on May 19, one by writer and actor Steve Martin stood out. \u201cWhen I was a younger writer, I was at a small dinner with Martin Amis ... \u201cHe said, 'Unintended alliteration, accidental rhyme, repetition of words.' ... The novel won the Somerset Maugham Award in 1974 ... .

The week in theatre: Operation Mincemeat; 4000 Miles; The Circle – review

The Observer 21 May 2023
Tom Littler’s production of sheds new light on Somerset Maugham ... It is easy to assume some encoding of Maugham’s own life as a man who, recognising too late that he was “three-quarters queer”, entered into a wretched marriage with the interior designer Syrie Wellcome ... The same is true of a Maugham play.

Influential British novelist Martin Amis dead at 73

La Prensa Latina 21 May 2023
Miami, May 20 (EFE).- British writer Martin Amis, known for novels such as “Money. A Suicide Note” and “London Fields,” died at his home in Lake Worth, Florida, The New York Times reported Saturday. He was 73 ... The book was well received in the United Kingdom and Amis won the Somerset Maugham Award for writers under 30 ... EFE ... ....

Martin Amis, acclaimed British novelist and London scenester of '80s and '90s, dies at 73

Hastings Tribune 21 May 2023
Martin Amis, the acclaimed British author best known for “Money,” “London Fields” and a dozen other novels of flash, style and substance, who was also a fixture of the London literary scene, has died at age 73 ... publishing house, Alfred A. Knopf ... “Money ... Amis’ first novel, “The Rachel Papers,” won the Somerset Maugham Award in 1974 ... In “Koba the Dread ... .

Martin Amis, era-defining British novelist, dies aged 73

The Observer 21 May 2023
Martin Amis, the influential author of era-defining novels including Money and London Fields, and the memoir Experience, has died at the age of 73 at his home at Lake Worth in Florida ... He added ... Photograph ... ‘I’ve got to know ... It won the Somerset Maugham award in 1974, and another book, the blackly comic Dead Babies, was published the following year ... .

Martin Amis: he stamped his style over a generation of writers and readers

The Observer 21 May 2023
‘You read to have a good time ... Read more ... Photograph ... But his debut, The Rachel Papers, published in 1973 when Amis was 24 years old, showed that Amis had the talent to support the promise, and its sales and acclaim (it won the Somerset Maugham prize, the first and last major prize Amis would win for his novels) proved he had the ear of a generation ... .

UK novelist Martin Amis dies aged 73

RNZ 20 May 2023
Martin Amis, one of the most celebrated British novelists of his generation, has died aged 73. He died of oesophageal cancer at his Florida home, the New York Times said, quoting his wife ... Published in 1973 while he was working at the Times Literary Supplement, it won the Somerset Maugham award the following year ... In a statement, Penguin Books said.

Martin Amis, acclaimed author of bleakly comic novels, dies at 73

The Mercury News 20 May 2023
He was 73. His wife, writer Isabel Fonseca, said the cause was esophageal cancer — the same disease that killed his close friend and fellow writer Christopher Hitchens in 2011 ... He added ... Amis’ talent was undeniable ... The novel’s electric prose established Amis as an important young English writer and won the Somerset Maugham Award for writers under 30 ... .

Somerset Maugham writes about a missive and a shawl...

Bitchute 18 May 2023
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Second Chances for Happiness: Celeb Couples Who Got Back Together After Split

The Eastern Herald 18 May 2023
Celebrities are no exception in this regard ... But such a story in the star world is far from the only one ... TV presenter Yulia Menshova and her husband, actor Igor Gordin at the premiere of the theater based on Somerset Maugham’s novel directed by Vladimir Pankov at the Sovremennik Theater as part of the 21st Cherry Forest Open Arts Festival ... .

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