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  • Title: Plăcerile vieţii
  • Author: W. Somerset Maugham Andrei Bantaș
  • ISBN: 9789734654758
  • Page: 308
  • Format: Book

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  1. William Somerset Maugham was born in Paris in 1874 He spoke French even before he spoke a word of English, a fact to which some critics attribute the purity of his style His parents died early and, after an unhappy boyhood, which he recorded poignantly in Of Human Bondage, Maugham became a qualified physician But writing was his true vocation For ten years before his first success, he almost literally starved while pouring out novels and plays During World War I, Maugham worked for the British Secret Service He travelled all over the world, and made many visits to America After World War II, Maugham made his home in south of France and continued to move between England and Nice till his death in 1965.

  2. Somerset Maugham s Cakes and Ale Dost thou think because thou art virtuous there shall be no cakes and ale Twelfth Night takes for its theme the doubleness of human character, ranging from the calculated hypocrisy of the virtuous exemplified by literary opportunist and would be biographer Alroy Kear to the animal weaknesses of the goodhearted yet unreformable Rosie, former barmaid and first wife of distinguished novelist Edward Driffield and finally and perhaps most interestingly the doubleness [...]


  3. Why oh why have I not read anything by Maugham before Not having done so is my loss, and one which I must continue to remedy without delay I decided to read one of Maugham s novels because I knew from Gordon Bowker s biography of George Orwell that Orwell was a great admirer of his writing This particular novel suggested itself because of its subject a satire on literary London in the early 20th century and because it s apparently the novel for which Maugham himself most wanted to be remembered [...]


  4. She had the serenity of a summer evening when the light fades slowly from the unclouded sky.There is something luscious about Maugham s beguiling sentences and vocabulary that had me underlining sentences, journaling through the margins, and circling words For a Maugham book to overcome the depth and meaning of my favorite Of Human Bondage , will be similar to finding a Cather read that surpasses the intentions within My ntonia Still, I tread through a few of his works because one never knows wh [...]


  5. This book was a pure delight Maugham is such an interesting writer and although he did not think himself a great writer, I believe he does have his moments of greatness I lovedOf Human Bondage and this one again uses material from his own life yet again particularly stuff to do with his childhood spent with his vicar uncle and his aunt in the country The book starts off with a bit of a pattern to it The book is written in first person singular we will talk a bit about that later and the I in th [...]


  6. This particular book was adopted as a common read in one of my groups, which is how I came to read it previously, I d actually never heard of it My previous exposure to Maugham s work was only through a couple of his short stories As an introduction to his long fiction, this novella was perhaps not as successful as might have been wished I didn t rate it as highly as a couple of my friends in the group did.The description for the book is reasonably accurate, though would be biographer Kear doesn [...]


  7. I like this a lot, so four stars is what I shall give it There is not one measly thing I feel I need to grumble about I have narrowed down what I like about the book to three things These are summarized in the three following paragraphs.Humor the book is a satire criticizing the social snobbery of the literary world and high society in London at the turn of the 20th century The setting is London and Blackstable, Kent, a fictitious town modeled on Whitstable, on the north coast of Kent in southea [...]


  8. At MOMs Villa Mauresque, 1949, he was ordering diaries, letters, personal papers grilled Someday there d be bios, he knew, and he wanted control, if possible, of the content 20 years earlier he pondered his literary status and the problems of bio writing in this semi satire, which tweaks the idea of A Literary Reputation Hadnt Dickens, James, Samuel Johnson and Hardy burnt papers that might stain their Fame Who has it, who doesn t and how some play the promotion game literary teas, salons, At Ho [...]


  9. Description Cakes and Ale is a satire of London literary society between the Wars Social climber Alroy Kear is flattered when he is selected by Edward Driffield s wife to pen the official biography of her lionized novelist husband, and determined to write a bestseller But then Kear discovers the great novelist s voluptuous muse and unlikely first wife , Rosie The lively, loving heroine once gave Driffield enough material to last a lifetime, but now her memory casts an embarrissing shadow over hi [...]


  10. I was given this book by a girl I dated a couple of times last year On our second meeting she brought it along and dropped it into my lap with a casual I think you ll like this It was a bit of a surprise, as I don t recall us having any particularly literary conversation the first time we met and I m certain that we never discussed Somerset Maugham Nothing lasting developed between myself and this young lady, but I am thinking of getting in touch with her again to thank her once as her judgemen [...]


  11. The writer of prose can only step aside when the poet passes he makes the best of us look like a piece of cheese W Somerset Maugham Maugham s novel initially seems to focus on the literary world of England The main character, Ashenden, is connected through space and time with the social world of an ascending author At first I thought the novel only was a vehicle used by Maugham to criticize the literary world, i.e the path to fame, who knows who, etc, but I was pleasantly surprised as the full s [...]


  12. Random reading I wanted to read Maugham and I chose this one for no particular reason I was almost tempted to put the book back on the shelf because of the uninspired Romanian translation Life s pleasures which sounds totally cheap, but I congratulate myself for checking the English title at least it sounds interesting I like a good satire every now and then And this one was absolutely delicious English society, mannerism, a writer s life, all these covered in witty, sharp and ironical observati [...]


  13. This novel was one of the very first I read from the adult section of the lending library, when I was finally allowed to ascend the stairs to what I perceived as, the real books, and leave the children s section behind W Somerset Maugham has always remained one of my favourite authors and re reading this was a delight It features a returning character the narrator being William Willie Ashenden Much of this novel is autobiographical and, indeed, Maugham himself always said it was his favourite As [...]


  14. I love books about sluts And Rosie Driffield was a big ol slut Everyone who knows Rosie loves her Everyone that doesn t know her hates her She s a former barmaid and very much known for her promiscuity Rosie slept with nearly every man that she met if she took the slightest liking to him, and she didn t feel even remotely bad about it When Willie Ashenden was a boy, Rosie and her husband Edward befriended him Many years later, he is asked to give his own personal recollections of Mr Driffield, a [...]


  15. Cakes and Ale is a multi layered novel that was apparently Maugham s favourite, and understandably so It s a delight from start to finish It s a satire about the then contemporary literary trends but also, in a counter narrative, a study of personal freedom Both narratives converge upon a recently deceased writer called Edward Driffield, however it is Driffield s first wife, the guileless Rosie, who is the star of the show Rosie scandalises her snobbish neighbours who live and breathe Victorian [...]


  16. You may read online here.Opening lines I have noticed that when someone asks for you on the telephone and, finding you out, leaves a message begging you to call him up the moment you come in, and it s important, the matter is often important to him than to you.5 The Razor s Edge5 Of Human Bondage4 The Painted Veil4 The Narrow Corner4 The Moon And Sixpence3 Liza of Lambeth3 Ashenden3 The Magician3 On A Chinese Screen2 The Circle A Comedy in Three Acts4 For Services Rendered and Other Plays3 Cake [...]


  17. The I read Maugham, the fascinated I am In this book, he satirizes the literary life The book is funny and wicked The novelist s wife is a great character, as are so many of the other ones I recognized the writerly types and they were fun to read about in this novel Plus, Maugham s storytelling ability is so natural that you want to follow him no matter what he does or where he goes He s a pied piper.



  18. This book was a pure delight to read I loved how the inflections of class, dry wit, and observations encompassed the plot This caused me to slow my reading, enjoy the story, and savor Maugham s words For example Beauty is that which satisfies the aesthetic instinct But who wants to be satisfied It is only to the dullard that enough is as good as a feast Let us face it beauty is a bit of a bore Or Beauty is perfect, and perfection such is human nature holds our attention but for a little while I [...]


  19. Maugham is the perfect summer holiday read As the back of my 63 edition declares, most accurately, Of all Somerset Maugham s novels Cakes and Ale is the gayest Light, rude, witty and snobbish I put it right up there with his collections of short stories.Here s my favorite passage The wise always use a number of ready made phrases at the moment I write nobody s business is the most common , popular adjectives like divine or shy making , verbs that you only know the meaning of if you live in the r [...]


  20. Found a beautiful copy in a second hand bookshop and felt like I had uncovered treasure I love the way Maugham slowly weaves his story together and the biting satire He is a word wizard The reader cannot skim a single page ever.A fabulous book about writers and publishing, and although it was written over seventy years ago, it is so relevant today.


  21. I really couldn t get into this book, so disappointed I ve still got several W Somerset Maugham novels on my bookshelf so hopefully the next one will be better


  22. William Ashenden, the narrator of the story, is contacted by an old acquaintance Alroy Kear out of the blue Ashenden known Roy well enough to know that Roy must want something Roy is a successful author while Ashenden s own books have largely been overlooked by the critics and forgotten by the public, but that s all right with him He never desired fame, unlike the bestselling Roy When Ashenden finally discovers what it is Roy wants, he finds he has a dilemma Roy Kear has been asked by the widow [...]


  23. Nella quarta di copertina di un Maugham letto qualche tempo fa c era la splendida immagine di come la macchina narrativa di questo autore fosse assimilabile agli ingranaggi di un orologio, uno di quelli tanto piccoli che solamente con grandissima precisione possono essere assemblati e continuare a funzionare nel tempo Maugham un orologiaio, e questo Il fantasma nell armadio o Lo scheletro nell armadio , a seconda della traduzione ne un ottimo esempio se le sue storie sono, ad un primo impatto, s [...]


  24. The last sentence on the back of the Penguin Classic jacket cover of this book reads, A controversial novel when it was published, Cakes and Ale brings us a heroine so sensual and modern that she s still able to raise an eyebrow today Unfortunately, the reader doesn t get to the sensual, controversial part of the novel until over 200 pages into it The rest of the book is about a writer writing in England It is well done but I would only recommend it to those, like myself, who are Anglophiles int [...]


  25. I have read lots of books I ve loved, but few have had the influence The Razor s Edge has had on me W Somerset Maugham really struck me and I ve returned to Larry Darrell a half dozen times like an old friend I ve also enjoyed Maugham s short stories and the movie adaptation of The Painted Veil So, his work is always on my list of books to read I picked up Of Human Bondage and Cakes and Ale Cakes and Ale being a shorter book, I thought I d knock it out before beginning the larger work.I liked th [...]


  26. A 3.5 star novel.One thing I thought while reading this fantastic novel, I had my own respect and admiration to W Somerset Maugham s command of words I mean not all authors could write English sentences delightfully readable like him Again, loosely based on his life, this book has explored and traced the fortunes of Edward Driffield and his extraordinary wife Rosie, one of the most delightful heroines of twentieth century literature back cover Interestingly, from those stories, novels by Maugham [...]


  27. Cakes and Ale or, the Skeleton in the Cupboard is a light but fascinating read The story is about Rosie Driffield, the sexually liberated first wife of the British author, Edward Driffield What made this novel controversial during its first publication in 1930, was that people said that the character of Edward Driffield is actually the novelist Thomas Hardy Far From the Madding Crowd, Tess of the d Ubervilles, Jude the Obscure, etc So what Answer Rosie Driffield had an affair with the narrator i [...]


  28. This was a scandalous book in its day, not because of the plot which is sexy as hell but because Maugham based one character on the revered English writer Thomas Hardy, and another character on one of his best friends Hugh Walpole and both portrayals were really lethal and catty This is a book where there are essentially two plots woven together in time and space, connected by a narrator in the present who is remembering the past Roy Kear, a respected, dull, but socially ambitious writer has bee [...]


  29. This is a novel that starts out brilliantly and becomes less interesting as the narrative progresses Purely as a reader, I found the douchebaggish Alroy Kear the most appealing character, and his rivalries with the narrator Ashenden engaging than the storyline of the author Edward Driffield, so sparely sketched as to be almost a cipher he is supposedly based on Thomas Hardy , or his voluptuous, spirited, low class first wife Rosie This is my first Maugham and his style is quite droll I look for [...]


  30. A esu i t moni , kuriems visada labai svarbus knygoje pasakojamos istorijos tempas, Nelabai m gstu l tas knygas, dar ma iau m gstu tokias, kuriose ma oka veiksmo Tad net pats nesupratau, kaip ia taip pa m ir taip greit persiskait , o negana to, ir patiko knyga, kurioje veiksmo, atrodo, i vis kaip ir n ra Ka kas su ka kuo susitiko, pasikalb jo, pasipasakojo prisiminimus, aidimo pabaiga Bet nieko nepadarysi, taip buvo Realiai tai yra knyga apie niek Na ok, ne apie niek , bet turinys i pirmo ilgsni [...]