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The Classic Books of America, by W. Somerset Maugham

This week, rather than fiction or poetry, we offer a 1940 appraisal of American literature by Somerset Maugham. The noted English author comments on a few of the Big Names in American letters. As always, his writing is rewarding and highly readable. He deflates Henry James but says all the right things about Mark Twain. […] ... More