1922 On a Chinese Screen Somerset Maugham

 

On A Chinese Screen

by W. Somerset Maugham

1922

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On a chinese screen somerset maugham 1874 1965

 

France

Ils disent que les chiens aboient quand, par hasard, le soleil brille là-bas. C'est une ville grise et sombre, enveloppée de brume, car elle se dresse sur sa roche où se rencontrent deux grandes rivières pour qu'elles soient lavées de tous côtés par des eaux turbulentes et torride

Le rocher est comme la proue d'une ancienne cuisine et semble, comme si elle avait une vie étrange et anormale, toute tremblante avec effort; C'est comme si elle était sur le point de forger dans le flux tumultueux. Les montagnes accidentées entourent la ville.

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.

 

livre3.gifThey say of it that the dogs bark when peradventure the sun shines there.

It is a grey and gloomy city, shrouded in mist, for it stands upon its rock where two great rivers meet so that it is washed on all sides but one by turbid, rushing waters. The rock is like the prow of an ancient galley and seems, as though possessed of a strange, unnatural life, all tremulous with effort; it is as if it were ever on the point of forging into the tumultuous stream. Rugged mountains hem the city round about.

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William Somerset Maugham

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W. Somerset Maugham est né à Paris le 25 Janvier 1874.Il est décédé à Nice le 16 Décembre 1965.

William Somerset Maugham was born in Paris in 1874. He spoke French even before he spoke a word of English, a fact to which some critics attribute the purity of his style.
His parents died early and, after an unhappy boyhood, which he recorded poignantly in Of Human Bondage, Maugham became a qualified physician. But writing was his true vocation. For ten years before his first success, he almost literally starved while pouring out novels and plays.

During World War I, Maugham worked for the British Secret Service . He travelled all over the world, and made many visits to America. After World War II, Maugham made his home in south of France and continued to move between England and Nice till his death in 1965.

Source : https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4176632.W_Somerset_Maugham

Source : https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Somerset_Maugham

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