On a Chinese Screenby W. Somerset Maugham
ON A CHINESE SCREEN is a sequence of remarkable vignettes of Europeans residents in China just after the First World War -Westerners culturally out of their depth in the immensity of the Chinese civilisation. Somerset Maugham, who travelled over a thousand miles up the Yangtse river, used his acerbic and insightful notes to write this fascinating book.
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Somerset Maugham was a British fiction writer, essayist and playwright known for works like Of Human Bondage and The Razor's Edge. Somerset Maugham studied medicine for a time before turning to writing, eventually releasing well-known works like Of Human Bondage, Cakes and Ale and The Razor's Edge. A successful London playwright as well as an essayist and short-story writer, Maugham also faced critiques for his cynicism and harsh portrayals. The Times obituarist called Maugham "the most assured English writer of all time".
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