Eclectic and illuminating, these essays are the last that Maugham published. Ranging from an appreciation of Goethe's novels, to an encounter with an Indian holy man, with a considered analysis of the form at which Maugham himself excelled - the short story - they present the enduring views and opinions of this eminent writer.
One of the greatest yet least fashionable of all British writers
One of the finest (though now frequently overlooked) novelists and dramatists of the 20th century
One of my favourite writers