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Livrologia

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24
Nov18

A manifestation of affection made him feel a fool

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In a revealingly autobiographical novel written in his early twenties and never published, Maugham gives a portrait of himself as a young man, one who had experienced so little happiness in life that he did not know how to cope when people were kind to him; and forty years later there appears a telling entry in his notebook:

He had had so little love when he was small that later it embarrassed him to be loved... He did not know what to say when someone paid him a compliment, and a manifestation of affection made him feel a fool.

 

The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham - Selina Hastings