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Collected Short Stories Volume 2 (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 1967


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  • Taschenbuch
  • Verlag: Penguin (1967)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ASIN: B0008AL3EO
  • Größe und/oder Gewicht: 17,8 x 10,7 x 2,3 cm
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1 von 1 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von Jordan am 12. Januar 2014
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Forget your 'modern' authors. Read Maugham for some deep insight into the human character. I would read him anytime.

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1 von 1 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von Thomas Müller am 16. Januar 2013
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Viel besser als die deutsche Übersetzung. Er ist der perfekte Erzähler!! Seine Personen leben auch noch nach 100 Jahren, unglaublich.
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Von Peter Vogt am 7. Mai 2014
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seine Kurzgeschichten sind (wie Hemingway's) besser als seine Romane. Maugham - vielleicht kein glücklicher, aber ein weiser Mann,; seine short stories variieren von den komischen "the three fat women of Antibes) bis zur tragischen (Rain, etc.). Ich schlage vor, dass Sie die andern Volumen auch lesen (mein Favorit: "The Outstation") - eigentlich habe ich all in Buchform zuhause, aber so zwischenhinein oder als Dessert ein seiner Kurzgeschichten auf Kindle zu lesen sind die paar Euros wert; man muss das dicke Buch nicht mitschleppen.
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Unforeseen Twists of Fate 12. Juni 2002
Von Rebecca of Amazon - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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As a master of the short story, W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) was the highest paid author in the 1930's. He was born in the British Embassy in Paris, on January 25, 1874.

He wrote with a sense of irony and wit. Often, he would express a cynical attitude towards life and his love of traveling found its way into his writing. He didn't confine himself to one genre, but also wrote novels, essays and plays.

His purpose was to entertain his readers, although you do learn the subtleties of human nature from many of his stories. His keen eye for the minute details of life is combined with his writing style in such away as to capture and keep your attention. It is said that due to becoming an orphan at the age of 10, he was shy and tended to be more of a passive observer rather than an active participant. This explains some of the detachment that you feel in various stories.

"I have never pretended to be anything but a story teller. It has amused me to tell stories and I have told a great many. It is a misfortune for me that the telling of a story just for the sake of the story is not an activity that is in favor with the intelligentsia. In endeavor to bear my misfortunes with fortitude." (from Creatures of Circumstance, 1947)

In this collection you will find stories that are filled with tales of the South Seas, Europe and America. They are concise and persuasive and evoke a time and place where you completely are absorbed into a story that often has a nice unforeseen twist right at the end. Either you are surprised, laughing, sad life took a certain turn, or very amused.

My Favorite Stories in this Collection :

The Vessel of Wrath: A tale of love between a missionary and a drunken reprobate that has a most surprising ending. It deals with how humans draw foregone conclusions and how people can change for the better.

The Force of Circumstance: Story of almost unavoidable circumstances and deals with the emotions a woman feels when she finds out her husband has had children with a native woman in the village and seems to have neglected to inform her.

The Colonel's Lady: A wife publishes her poetry without her husband's knowledge. He can't understand her or why everyone loves her writing. The reader might not understand him, but might understand his wife's need to express her creativity in her own way as obviously, he is not aware of that part of her life.

The Round Dozen: Amusing and almost unavoidable ending.

These are stories you can read when you have an hour here or there to read a few stories at a time. Some are short enough to be read in 15 minutes or less and are only a few pages long. I enjoyed the slightly longer ones as the character development intensifies and Maugham's powers of observation have time to play out to the full extent.

An escape to another time and place.

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Short Story Classic 27. Februar 2001
Von unraveler - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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Maugham's style is perfectly suited for short story writing. His facility of communicating all kinds of ideas is truly amazing. Thus his stories feel like a light read, but they also often give you pause--Maugham is trying to pry deep into what makes people think and act the way they do. He wrote his stories a century ago, and the mark of the time lies firmly upon some of them. It is clear that he was influenced by psychological insgihts and ideas that have penetrated intellectual circles of his time. Read these stories for their ease of communication, ideas about human nature, and vivid images, such as those of the South Pacific and the industrial landscape of the rising American giant.
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A superbly accomplished "theatre of the mind" audiobook 17. Mai 2003
Von Midwest Book Review - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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The Short Stories Of William Somerset Maugham II is a superbly accomplished "theatre of the mind" audiobook experience showcasing seven of Maugham's short stories: An Official Position; Mayhew; The Alien Corn; The Verger; Red; Home; and In A Strange Land. Skilfully narrated by Charlton Griffin and enhanced with both music and sound effects, The Short Stories Of William Somerset Maugham II is an enthusiastically recommended addition to personal, academic, and community library audiobook collections -- and a terrific introduction to a master storyteller's talent for a whole new generation of listeners.
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Maugham as he was meant to be heard 10. Februar 2003
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The first volume in this series won the Audie Award for Classic Fiction, and this second volume is just as good. Maybe better. It is rare to find a narrator who can keep you riveted to a story like Charlton Griffin. This man obviously knows his Maugham. Maugham was a storyteller par excellence, and in Charlton Griffin we have the man who was born to be his narrator. Every story sparkles.
Maugham was a prolific and accomplished British short story writer ... 12. September 2014
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Maugham was a prolific and accomplished British short story writer from the 1920s and 30s. Although his work is dated and sometimes formulaic, most of his stories are small masterpieces about interpersonal relationships, which continue to entertain contemporary readers and should be sampled for Maugham's genius as a master of the medium.
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