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    Fair warning, this is going to be a long review for this is a book that is close to my heart written by an author whom I deeply admire.The Right TimeThere are some books that walk into your life at an opportune time I m talking about the books that send a pleasant shiver down your spine laden with Man, this is meant to be as you flip through its pages cursorily Or those that upon completion, demand an exclamation from every book reading fibre of your body to the effect of There couldn t ha Fair warning, this is goi...


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    Art is a manifestation of emotion, and emotion speaks a language that all may understand W Somerset Maugham,The Moon and SixpenceI d only ever read one Maugham before this Of Human Bondage but even with just that one read I could tell Maugham was a very special writer and destined to be one of my favourites I picked up this thin book thinking it would be a quick, simple read, but I wasn t prepared for the depth and profundity in it There is a lot going on in this little book, lots to Art is a manifestation of emotion, and emotion speaks a language that all may understand W Somerset Maugham,The Moon and SixpenceI d only ever read one Maugham before this Of Human Bondage but even with just that one read I could tell Maugham was a very special writer and destined to be one of my favourites I picked up this thin book thinking it would be a quick, simple read, but I wasn t prepared for the depth and profundity in it There is a lot going on in this little book, lots to think about.Reading the back of the book you ll know that the main ch...


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    The Moon and Sixpence, W Somerset Maugham 1970 1991 1336 220 The Moon and Sixpence, W Somerset Maugham 1970 1991 1336 220


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    We want the world We want it all We want the moon And still it s not enough.It s my long term goal to read everything Maguham wrote, a goal that I doubt will be very difficult to reach He writes with such poignant observation and wit and in The Moon and Sixpence he captures the all encompassing, obsessive and brutal nature that perhaps it takes to be an artist.Tol...


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    The Moon and Sixpence, W Somerset Maugham The Moon and Sixpence is a novel by W Somerset Maugham first published in 1919 It is told in episodic form by a first person narrator, in a series of glimpses into the mind and soul of the central character Charles Strickland, a middle aged English stockbroker, who abandons his wife and children abruptly to pursue his desire to become an...


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    Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterestI m working my way through an omnibus edition of Maugham s work, and man, he can write I m torn between the impulse to swim leisurely through his prose or just gleefully cannonball into it Unlike some writers of this time, Maugham is not particularly flowery, but he has an interesting way of presenting ideas and constructing sentences that makes you want to read over them several times, just to appreciate their ideas and form.MOON AND SIX Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterestI m working my way through an omnibus edition of Maugham s work, and man, he can write I m torn between the impulse to swim leisurely through his prose or just gleefully cannonball into it Unlike some writers of this time, Maugham is not particularly flowery, but he has an interesting way of presenting ideas and constructing sentenc...


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    This novel is by far my favorite account of an artist s life in fiction.The story of Charles Strickland is based on Paul Gauguin s life To what extent, I don t know What I do know is that there is something infinitely irresistible about how artistry is portrayed in this novel I love the idea that a real artist creates art because he cannot not to That all other aspects of his life family, money, acclaim, food even are secondary to his desire to create Strickland is remarkable in his dri This novel is by far my favorite account of an artist s life in fiction.The story of Charles Strickland is based on Paul Gauguin s life To what extent, I don t know What I do know is that there is something infinitely irresistible about how artistry is portrayed in this novel I love the idea that a real arti...


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    my affection for this book may, in part, stem from the fact that it was one of those novels that i read at a period in my life when my tastes in both literature and life outlook were taking shape that is, while playing hooky from high school but its appeal has endured farthan the other usual suspects in that category kerouac s meanderings, pirsig s pretentions, etc apart from its romantic appeal to the Quiet and Solitary Youth demographic of which i was a card carrying member i thin my affection for this book may, in part, stem from the fact that it was one of those novels that i read at a period in my life when my tastes in both literature and life outlook were taking shape that is, while playing hooky from high school but its appeal has endured farthan the ...


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    I read this right after I read the Painted Veil I guess I am on a Somerset Maugham kick His characters are richly developed and yet hard to know I imagine that he may find them and humanity that way, though he does his best in bringing you along on his journey of discovery I am never quite sure what he thinks about women Sometimes, such as in the Painted Veil, he finds them redeemable and then in other instances trifling and slow witted The Moon and Sixpence was the story based upon the pa I read this right after I read the Painted Veil I guess I am on a Somerset Maugham ...


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The Moon and Sixpence Based On The Life Of Paul Gauguin, The Moon And Sixpence Is W Somerset Maugham S Ode To The Powerful Forces Behind Creative Genius.Charles Strickland Is A Staid Banker, A Man Of Wealth And Privilege He Is Also A Man Possessed Of An Unquenchable Desire To Create Art As Strickland Pursues His Artistic Vision, He Leaves London For Paris And Tahiti, And In His Quest Makes Sacrifices That Leaves The Lives Of Those Closest To Him In Tatters Through Maugham S Sympathetic Eye Strickland S Tortured And Cruel Soul Becomes A Symbol Of The Blessing And The Curse Of Transcendent Artistic Genius, And The Cost In Humans Lives It Sometimes Demands.