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New. 2001. New Ed. Paperback. Presents an avowal of a professional author's ideas about style, literature, art, drama and philosophy, and also an illuminating insight into this great writer's craft. Num Pages: 320 pages. BIC Classification: BGA; DSBH; DSK. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 129 x 18. Weight in Grams: 234......We ship daily from our Bookshop.
New. Autobiographical without being an autobiography, confessional without disclosing his private self, The Summing Up, written when Maugham was sixty-four, is an inimitable expression of a personal credo. It is not only a classic avowal of a professional author's ideas about style, literature, art, dr.
This is a compelling work by one of the world's best-known authors. I first read it nearly 50 years ago, shortly after it was published, and I'm reading it again now. Though it is not an autobiography, it's autobiographical in nature and includes many of Maugham's perceptive comments about people, places and ideas. It's well worth your time, is very accessible and belongs on every bookshelf.
Sep 10, 2011
An essential book for writers
The style that made Maugham so popular is in full display here. Who can write like this today?
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