Moon and Sixpence



Moon and Sixpence Based On The Life Of Paul Gauguin, The Moon And Sixpence Is W Somerset Maugham S Ode To The Powerful Forces Behind Creative Genius.Charles Strickland Is A Staid Banker, A Man Of Wealth And Privilege He Is Also A Man Possessed Of An Unquenchable Desire To Create Art As Strickland Pursues His Artistic Vision, He Leaves London For Paris And Tahiti, And In His Quest Makes Sacrifices That Leaves The Lives Of Those Closest To Him In Tatters Through Maugham S Sympathetic Eye Strickland S Tortured And Cruel Soul Becomes A Symbol Of The Blessing And The Curse Of Transcendent Artistic Genius, And The Cost In Humans Lives It Sometimes Demands.

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    Fair warning, this is going to be a long review for this is a book that is close to my heart written by an author whom I deeply admire.The Right TimeThere are some books that walk into your life at an opportune time I m talking about the books that send a pleasant shiver down your spine laden with Man, this is meant to be as you flip through its pages cursorily Or those that upon completion, demand an exclamation from every book reading fibre of your body to the effect of There couldn t ha Fair warning, this is going to be a long review for this is a book that is close to my heart written by an author whom I deeply admire.The Right TimeThere are some books that walk into your life at an opportune time I m talking about the books that send a pleasant shiver down your spine laden with Man, this is meant to be as you flip through its pages cursorily Or those that upon completion, demand an exclamation from every book reading fibre of your body to the effect of There couldn t have been a better time for me to have read this book Now, I come from deferred gratification stock So books like these, you don t read immediately, You let them sit there on your table for a while You bask in the warm expectant glow of a life altering read You glance at the book as you make your way to office, take pleasure in the fact that it ll be right there on your table when you open the front door wearily, waiting to be opened, ...

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    W Somerset Maugham s Charles Strickland might not be heading onto my list of the most likeable characters in literature, but one thing is for sure, he is certainly one of the most memorable Strickland, a bourgeois city gent living in London has a dull, soulless exterior that conceals the fact he just may be a genius He devotes himself to himself, and hides within him a passion for painting that no one else seems to knows about He doesn t give a stuff about anybody, including his family, and W Somerset Maugham s Charles Strickland might not be heading onto my list of the most likeable characters in literature, but one thing is for sure,...

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    Beauty is something wonderful and strange that the artist fashions out of the chaos of the world in the torment of his soul And when he has made it, it is not given to all to know it To recognize it you must repeat the adventure of the artist It is a melody that he sings to you, and to hear it again in your own heart you want knowledge and sensitiveness and imagination Beauty is in the eye of the beholder In addition to plenty of witty bon mots, Maugham dropped several lengthy quotes on tBeauty is some...

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    Art is a manifestation of emotion, and emotion speaks a language that all may understand W Somerset Maugham,The Moon and SixpenceI d only ever read one Maugham before this Of Human Bondage but even with just that one read I could tell Maugham was a very special writer and destined to be one of my favourites I picked up this thin book thinking it would be a quick, simple read, but I wasn t prepared for the depth and profundity in it There is a lot going on in this little book, lots to Art is a manifestation of emotion, and emotion speaks a language that all may understand W Somerset Maugham,The Moon and SixpenceI d only ever read one Maugham before this Of Human Bondage but even with just that one read I could tell Maugham w...

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    The Moon and Sixpence, W Somerset Maugham 1970 1991 1336 220 The Moon and Sixpence, W Somerset Maugham 1970 1991 1336 220

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    The Moon and Sixpence, W Somerset Maugham The Moon and Sixpence is a novel by W Somerset Maugham first published in 1919 It is told in episodic form by a first person narrator, in a series of glimpses into the mind and soul of the central character Charles Strickland, a middle aged English stockbroker, who abandons his wife and children abruptly to pursue his desire to become an artist The story is in par...

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    We want the world We want it all We want the moon And still it s not enough.It s my long term goal to read everything Maguham wrote, a goal that I doubt will be very difficult to reach He writes with such poignant observation and wit and in The Moon and Sixpence he captures the all encompassing, obsessive and brutal nature that perhaps it takes to be an artist.Told by an unnamed narrator, we are introduced to Charles Strickland, a beastly yet seemingly ordinary man who one day leaves his wif We want the world We want it all We want the moon And still it s not enough.It s my long term goal to read everything Maguham wrote, a goal that I doubt will be very difficult to reach He writes with such poignant observation and wit and in The Moon and Sixpence he captures the all encompassing, obsessive and brutal nature that perhaps it takes to be an artist.Told by an unnamed narrator, we are introduced to Charles Strickland, a beastly yet seemingly ordinary man who one day leaves his wife, his children, his job and his entire life to paint The drive to create is all there is in him, and leaving a trail of destruction he goes to Paris don t they all and then to Tahiti He is displaced, disassociated and curiously unappealing It is a wonderful and extreme portrait of the innate need some have to follow their calling, or better still, the lack of c...

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    Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterestI m working my way through an omnibus edition of Maugham s work, and man, he can write I m torn between the impulse to swim leisurely through his prose or just gleefully cannonball into it Unlike some writers of this time, Maugham is not particularly flowery, but he has an interesting way of presenting ideas and constructing sentences that makes you want to read over them several times, just to appreciate their ideas and form.MOON AND SIX Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterestI m working my way through an omnibus edition of Maugham s work, and man, he can write I m torn between the impulse to swim leisurely through his prose or just gleefully cannonball into it Unlike some writers of this time, Maugham is not particularly flowery, but he has an interesting way of presenting ideas and constructing sentences that makes you want to read over them several times, just to appreciate their ideas and form.MOON AND SIXPENCE, which could just as easily be called...

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    This was a perfect follow up to Fabrizio Dori s Gauguin, a graphic novel I reviewed earlier in the month Maugham s short novel functioned like a prequel for me because, whereas Dori focuses on the artist Paul Gauguin s later life in the South Pacific, Maugham concentrates on his similar character Charles Strickland s attempt to make a living as a painter in Paris The Moon and Sixpence the unusual title comes from the TLS reviewer s description of the protagonist in Of Human Bondage as so abso This was a perfect follow up to Fabrizio Dori s Gauguin, a graphic novel I reviewed earlier in the month Maugham s short novel functioned like a prequel for me because, whereas Dori focuses on the artist Paul Gauguin s later life in the South Pacific, Maugham concentrates on his similar character Charles Strickland s attempt to make a living as a painter in Paris The Moon and Sixpence the unusual title comes from the TLS reviewer s description of the protagonist in...

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