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Conversations with Willie: Recollections of W. Somerset Maugham By Robin Maugham,

  • Title: Conversations with Willie: Recollections of W. Somerset Maugham
  • Author: Robin Maugham
  • ISBN: 9780671240462
  • Page: 359
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. When Syrie Met Willie When Willie Met Gerry sans Nora Ephron RSVP It was a rule at the Villa Mauresque that everyonebathe naked in the swimming pool In 1962 nephewRobin blackmailed his Unk into giving him 50k w promise that he d never write about him So here he is writingabout him after his death A pastiche of fact fancy andquotes fr Willie s own work passed off as conversation Bizarre, black Nephew Robin reports that his Unk was a celeb playwright when he met glamor puss Syrie at one of those p [...]

    2. This book doesn t aspire to be anything than a tidying up of the notes Robin Maugham took each time he stayed with his uncle Willie in Lausanne or Saint Jean Cap Ferrat in the 1960s For those unfamiliar with his comprehensive book Somerset and All the Maughams , Robin starts by giving a summary of Willie s ancestry and childhood, and throws in some anecdotes about Somerset s marriage to Syrie, but Conversations mostly covers Somerset s long decline into senility As such, of course, it makes fo [...]

    3. Premessa io adoro William Somerset Maugham.Avevo grandi aspettative circa questa sorta di diario del nipote Robin, ragion per cui era forse inevitabile rimanessi delusa dal risultato.La prima parte, fin poco pi della met , abbastanza interessante la seconda tratteggia il declino di una persona anziana, ma svilendone la memoria con dettagli francamente omissibili.

    4. robin maugham racconta suo zio willie, william somerset maugham scrittore di successo, omosessuale ma con un matrimonio alle spalle, insicuro, balbuziente, a tratti aggressivo e capriccioso la prima parte decisamente pi interessante della seconda, che semplicemente una raccolta di aneddoti a volte brillanti e a volte molto tristi mi aspettavo, chiss perch , qualcosa di meglio.

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