And there are darker forces at work as well: Maugham
was a British spy (in the novel and in real life) and once had as house guests Anthony Blunt and Guy Burgess, both later identified as Soviet spies.
BORN ALICIA Keys, singer, 1981, above SOMERSET Maugham
, writer, 1874 VIRGINIA Woolf, journalist, 1882 DIED AVA Gardner, film actress, above AL Capone, gangster boss, 1947 ROBERT Shaw, conductor, 1999
, head of tax at UHY Hacker Young, said: "Consumer interest in boutique products continues to grow.
My top three writers are Graham Greene, William Somerset Maugham
and Jim Thompson.
of UHY Hacker Young said: "Companies have a duty to their shareholders to keep costs low, and tax payments are a major cost.
Keats studied to be an apothecarist; Anton Chekhov and William Carlos Williams were both practicing and successful physicians; Primo Levi was a chemist; Somerset Maugham
left medicine entirely to begin writing.
My biography of Somerset Maugham
(2004) discussed the influence of Joseph Conrad's Victory (1915) on Maugham
's underrated homosexual novel The Narrow Corner (1934).
Only when one looks at the discreetly concealed notes does one realize the breadth and depth of her research into the long and complicated life of William Somerset Maugham
Many glittering figures of the last century fled humdrum origins, not least Noel Coward and Gertrude Lawrence, both of whom were clients in the 193os of interior decorator Syrie Maugham
, daughter of the East End philanthropist Thomas John Barnardo.
TO JUDGE FROM THE FATE OF WILLIAM Somerset Maugham
, a writer who wants to escape the attention of biographers cannot do worse than to ask his friends to burn his letters.
If we think of Somerset Maugham
today it is in terms of the East: the sweaty lands of Empire and rubber plantations, second-class steamers and adventurers in lagoons and gentlemen's clubs.
La cronologia publicada en Un placer fugaz, correspondencia de Capote, fija la fecha de esta noche de celebraciones en las que todos parecen reconocer a Maugham
en una nave presta a zarpar: 26 de febrero de 1949.