Short Story Reads: Salvatore by Somerset Maugham

One of the reasons Somerset Maugham was never considered among the greatest novel writers of his lifetime, much to his disappointment, was his dry, satirical approach to novel writing. Maugham was a keen observer of life but with a distant, aloof, often blunted involvement. The Novels Though a very successful writer of his times, Maugham’s novels … Read more

Short Story Reads:The Verger by W Somerset Maugham

Just like the friends we make, certain writers have the knack of bonding with readers through their works. During my teens, I struck a friendship with the most unlikeliest of writers – a certain William Somerset Maugham (1874-1965).  As it goes with two peaceful souls, our relationship has been harmonious.Neither has tried to communicate with … Read more