The Moon And Sixpence

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Author: W. Somerset Maugham
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The Moon And Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham


Original Title: The Moon And Sixpence

The Moon and Sixpence is a fictional novel heavily influenced by the life of French painter Paul Gauguin. The novel is told first-person, dipping episodically into the mind of the artist. Charles Strickland is an English stock broker, who leaves everything behind him in his middle age to live in defiant squalor in Paris as an artist. His genius is eventually recognized by a Dutch painter.

The Moon And Sixpence One Man S Journey Across The Field Of Art And Into Its Depths Based On The Life Of Paul Gauguin

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Author: William Somerset Maugham
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The Moon And Sixpence One Man S Journey Across The Field Of Art And Into Its Depths Based On The Life Of Paul Gauguin by William Somerset Maugham


Original Title: The Moon And Sixpence One Man S Journey Across The Field Of Art And Into Its Depths Based On The Life Of Paul Gauguin

This carefully crafted ebook: “The Moon and Sixpence: One Man's Journey Across the Field of Art and into Its Depths (Based on the Life of Paul Gauguin)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Moon and Sixpence is a novel by W Somerset Maugham, told in episodic form by a first-person narrator, in a series of glimpses into the mind and soul of the central character Charles Strickland, a middle-aged English stockbroker, who abandons his wife and children abruptly to pursue his desire to become an artist. It is based on the life of the painter Paul Gauguin. William Somerset Maugham (1874–1965) was a British playwright, novelist and short story writer. He was among the most popular writers of his era and reputedly the highest paid author during the 1930s.

The Moon And Sixpence

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The Moon And Sixpence by W. Somerset W. Somerset Maugham


Original Title: The Moon And Sixpence

The Moon and Sixpence is a novel by W. Somerset Maugham first published in 1919. It is told in episodic form by a first-person narrator, in a series of glimpses into the mind and soul of the central character Charles Strickland, a middle-aged English stockbroker, who abandons his wife and children abruptly to pursue his desire to become an artist. The story is in part based on the life of the painter Paul Gauguin. The novel is written largely from the point of view of the narrator, a young, aspiring writer and playwright in London. Certain chapters entirely comprise accounts of events by other characters, which the narrator recalls from memory (selectively editing or elaborating on certain aspects of dialogue, particularly Strickland's, as Strickland is said by the narrator to have a very poor ability to express himself in words). The narrator first develops an acquaintance with Strickland's wife at literary parties, and later meets Strickland himself, who appears to be an unremarkable businessman with no interest in his wife's literary or artistic tastes. Strickland is a well-off, middle-class stockbroker in London sometime in late 19th or early 20th century. Early in the novel, he leaves his wife and children and goes to Paris. (The narrator enters directly into the story at this point, when he is asked by Mrs Strickland to go to Paris and talk with her husband.) He lives a destitute but defiantly content life there as an artist (specifically a painter), lodging in run-down hotels and falling prey to both illness and hunger. Strickland, in his drive to express through his art what appears to continually possess and compel him on the inside, cares nothing for physical discomfort and is indifferent to his surroundings. He is helped and supported by a commercially successful but hackneyed Dutch painter, Dirk Stroeve (coincidentally, also an old friend of the narrator's), who recognises Strickland's genius as a painter.

The Modern Eye Literature And The Art Aesthetics The Moon And Sixpence

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The Modern Eye Literature And The Art Aesthetics The Moon And Sixpence by Marcio Hemerique Pereira


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Essay from the year 2011 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: A, Birkbeck, University of London (Humanities), course: Modernist Literature and Modern Art, language: English, abstract: Only few contemporary authors have been praised as highly and condemned as completely as W. Somerset Maugham. The present essay discusses Maugham’s novel ‘The Moon and Sixpence.’ My concerns lay on key questions that I try to explore. First and foremost, what do we learn about the presentation of the early twentieth century artist from Maugham? Are, in fact, artistic techniques used in the literary portrait (depictions) of the artist? What do we learn about modern art from the text? Why is Maugham writing about an artist? How can literature depict artist and artistic processes? Now I propose to attempt at least to suggest the reasons for, if not to reconcile, opinions as widely different as the ones presented further in the essay and, at the same time, to offer a less impetuous and more carefully substantiated criticism of Maugham’s fictional work, ‘The Moon and Sixpence.’

The Moon And Sixpence

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The Moon And Sixpence by W. Maugham


Original Title: The Moon And Sixpence

The Moon and Sixpence An exquisite story told in by a first-person narrator, in a series of glimpses into the mind and soul of the central character Charles Strickland.Strickland is a middle-aged stockbrocker who abandons his middle-classed life, his family, his duties to become an artist. He eventually makes his way to Tahiti but ultimately finds there is a price to pay. The story is in part based on the life of the painter Paul Gauguin.Book has inspired many stage play, opera and movie adaptations. Our edition offers a beautiful glossy cover and a blank page for dedications.

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