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The author of the book: W. Somerset Maugham
Date of issue: 1993
ISBN 13: 9780749316020
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Extremo Oriente ("Far Eastern Tales") es una colección de relatos cortos ambientados en la Malasia y Singapur del Imperio Británico durante los años 30 del pasado siglo. Son historias que hablan principalmente del exilio, de la soledad y de sus consecuencias, de un modo de vida y una sociedad que tiene el encanto de lo que ya no existe. La prosa educada y caústica de Maughman transporta al lector al imaginario de aquélla época colonial de grandes hoteles y notables bebedores, de plantaciones de caucho y turbias pasiones reprimidas que el propio autor experimentó.
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Read information about the authorWilliam 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.
Maugham wrote at a time when experimental modernist literature such as that of William Faulkner, Thomas Mann, James Joyce and Virginia Woolf was gaining increasing popularity and winning critical acclaim. In this context, his plain prose style was criticized as 'such a tissue of clichés' that one's wonder is finally aroused at the writer's ability to assemble so many and at his unfailing inability to put anything in an individual way.
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.
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