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Though W. Somerset Maugham was also famous for his novels and plays- it has been argued that in thethe short story he reached the pinnacle of his artwas his true metier. These expertly told tales- with their addictive plot twists and vividly drawn characters- are both galvanizing as literature and wonderfully entertaining. In the adventures of his alter ego Ashenden- a writer who (like Maugham himself) turned secret agent in World War I- as well as in stories set in such far-flung locales as South Pacific islands and colonial outposts in Southeast Asia- Maugham brings his characters vividly to life- and their humanity is more convincing for the authors merciless exposure of their flaws and failures. Whether the chasms of misunderstanding he plumbs are those between colonizers and natives- between a missionary and a prostitute- or between a poetry-writing woman and her uncomprehending husband- Maugham brilliantly displays his irony- his wit- and his genius in the art of storytelling....
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