Thursday, October 13, 2022

Well-deserved appreciation …

… A Master’s Touch: The Literary Legacy of Somerset Maugham. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

In “The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill Alone 1932–1940,” biographer William Manchester noted of Churchill that “the only modern novelist whose skills he admires” was Somerset Maugham.

Thanks to a couple of my English teachers in college — Mr. Burke and Dr. Lynch — I was spared the prejudice of the "intellectuals" at the time against Maugham.  He remains one of my favorite authors.

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