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3.92  ·  Rating details ·  913 ratings  ·  104 reviews
Somersetas Moemas, paskatintas troškimo dar kartą pakartoti ir išplėtoti tuos klausimus, kurie jam dažniausiai rūpėjo visą gyvenimą, būdamas šešiasdešimt ketverių metų parašė knygą „Viską sudėjus“.
Ši knyga – autobiografinis romanas, bet ne autobiografija; išpažintis, kurioje neatskleidžiamas savasis vidinis aš, – viena labiausiai vertinamų asmeninių įsitikinimų išraiškų. T
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Published 2010 by Algarvė (first published March 1938)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Summing up, W. Somerset Maugham
The Summing Up is a literary memoir by W. Somerset Maugham, written when he was 64 years old, first published in 1938. It covered his life from 1890-1938. The subject matter includes his childhood, his initial success in theater, his transition from theater to fiction writing, and other miscellaneous topics such as travel, and philosophy. It is a small book filled with memorable quotes.
تاریخ نخستین خوانش: روز بیست و نهم ماه ژانویه سال 1971 میلادی
عنوان: حاصل عمر؛ نو
peiman-mir5 rezakhani
دوستانِ گرانقدر، این کتاب از 272 صفحه و 77 بخش تشکیل شده است
زنده یاد <سامرست موآم> در این کتاب از افکار و سخنانی که در ذهنش در سالیان سال نگهداری کرده است، پرده برداری کرده است و گویی کتاب خاطراتِ یک اندیشمندِ مردمی است، که از دوران کودکی و دبستان و دبیرستان و دانشگاه نوشته است تا پایان... با آنکه خودش اصرار دارد که این کتاب، به هیچ وجه کتاب خاطرات نمیباشد و در موردِ کتاب میگوید: در این کتاب میکوشم تا افکارم را در موردِ موضوعاتی که در طولِ زندگی ام قسمتِ عمدهٔ توجه مرا جلب نموده است را دست
Nov 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
عالی بود این کتاب. تمام آشفتگیهای ذهنی زیبای نویسندهی موردعلاقهم راجعبه تجارب نویسندگیش، ورودش به فلسفه و نظریات مختلف و اعتقادات جالبش که بسیار از شباهت داشتن افکارم بهش جا خوردم. بهنظرم با این همه راهنمایی مفید، این کتاب میتونه مقدمه و آغاز خوبی واسه پیگیری جدی نوشتن هم باشه. ...more
I was seriously contemplating dumping this book, but then it turned around. It improves after a while. I am definitely glad I read it, but I would not recommend the book to any except true fans of the author.

This is not an autobiography. Instead, at the age of sixty-four, the author is ruminating about his career choices, the theater, literature, religion and philosophy. He avoids discussion of his personal life, saying nothing about his marriage, his child, his homosexual relationships and very
I must write as though I were a person of importance; and indeed, I am- to myself.
-W. Somerset Maugham(1874-1965)

The Summing Up (1938) is an introspective attempt at bringing together Maugham's thoughts on subjects that had primarily interested him through the course of his life- ideas on literature, art, religion, ethics, and philosophy- in a conclusive, coherent manner.
Maugham began by stating that this book was neither intended as an autobiography nor a book of recollections. In fact, he cle
Elham Ghafarzadeh
از اسم کتاب مشخصه که با چه کتابی طرف هستیم؛ حاصل عمر یک نویسنده. مجموعهٔ ۷۷ مقاله از دغدغههای شخصی و یا موضوعات اجتماعی هست از سامرست موام که همگی با عدد مشخص شدند و عنوان ندارند. برای من از اون دست کتابهاست که نمیشه یه نفس خوند چون داستانی نیست ذهنم نمیتونه کاملا درگیر محتوا و فضای کتاب بشه و یک دفعه به خودم میام و میبینم ده صفحه خوندم ولی اصلا یادم نیست چی خوندم.. :/ شاید به همین دلیل شنیدن این
کتاب رو ترجیح میدم.. من نمونه صوتی این کتاب رو تو سایت ماه آوا شنیدم اون هم با اجرای رضا عمرانی.. بی
Sep 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"In my 20s the critics said I was brutal, in my 30s they
said I was flippant, in my 40s they said I was cynical, in
my 50s they said I was competent and now in my 60s they say I
am superficial." Maugham lived far too long - into his 90s -
but, don't diss Uncle Willie.

MOM wrote over 30 (produced) plays, 100 stories, a dozen novels and, somehow, married and fathered a daughter (his sexual screen, needed for any ambivalant youth after the Wilde crise), divorced, and balanced 2 Signifs, kept a lusty sex
Cooper Cooper
Jul 15, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this book every few years—and enjoy it more each time. In his early sixties and not knowing how much longer he might live, W. Somerset Maugham decided to set down in The Summing Up not so much an autobiography as his observations about life. He then went on to live another 30 years (born in 1874, he died in 1965 at age 91). Maugham was a keen observer with a “tell it like it is” attitude and a simple style that made him very popular first with the play-going and then with the reading pub ...more
Mar 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book gives you the experience of sitting down with an accomplished old man, and listening as he beautifully explains his life story and the wisdom it gave him.
Feb 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
W Somerset Maugham has got to be one of my favourite writers. And this book which is essentially a summary of a lot of his philosophical thoughts was exquisite as well. I was first introduced to W Somerset Maugham when I read “of human bondage“. The simplicity with which he writes and his acute sense of word usage is what makes his writing style so easy to engage with. Of human bondage has got to be one of my top 20 all-time favourite books. In this book W Somerset Maugham talks about a lot of h ...more
Maahava صدای ما را از ماه می‌شنوید
کتاب صوتی حاصل عمر را با صدای رضا عمرانی از ماه آوا بشنوید؛

کتاب صوتی به سبک ماه آوا
Sam Quixote
Ever since I read "Of Human Bondage" a few years ago I've always felt the urge to revisit this writer every so often, picking up a couple of his books and devouring them. Some have been excellent, some not so. In "The Summing Up", a non-fiction book detailing Maugham's own personal philosophy, I thought I'd enjoy it far more than I did. I assumed because the blurb says that he looks back at his work that this would entail detailed views on the background of each book, the circumstances in which ...more
Haoyan Do
Aug 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am quite obsessed with Maugham for the time being. Even though I know this book cannot be compared with "Of Human Bondage", I still rated it four stars. One of the beginning sentence really threw me off, "It was still impossible to interest the public in the lower classes. Novels and plays that dealt with them were very generally considered sordid." However he proceeded to explain why this is the case and provided his wishes that such condition can be mended. So I quickly forgave him. After al ...more
Oct 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: memoir, britain, favorites
"You can get a great deal of entertainment out of tedious people if you keep your head. I remember being taken for a drive in a foreign country by a kind lady who wanted to show me round. Her conversation was composed entirely of truisms and she had so large a vocabulary of hackneyed phrases that I despaired of remembering them. But one remark she made has stuck in my memory as have few witticisms; we passed a row of little houses by the sea and she said to me: 'Those are week-end bungalows, if ...more
Feb 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Един необикновен разказ.
За изкуството.
За човека.
За творчеството.
За опита.
За философията.
За смисъла. И липсата му.
За бог. И има ли го? (Едва ли... Но все пак...)
За човека. И за хората.
За вярата.
За живота.
За смъртта.
За истината.
За красотата.
За любовта.
За добротата.
Maurizio Manco
Dec 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Non scriviamo perché lo vogliamo: scriviamo perché dobbiamo. Possono esserci altre cose, assai più necessarie, a questo mondo: noi dobbiamo liberarci l'animo dal fardello della creazione. Dobbiamo andare avanti, anche se Roma brucia. Altri possono disprezzarci perché non diamo una mano a spegner l'incendio, portando un secchio d'acqua; ma non possiamo farci nulla, non sappiamo neanche come tenerlo, un secchio. Inoltre, l'incendio ci eccita e ci riempie la mente di frasi." (p. 161)

"Ho ben poco s
Lyubina Yordanova
Винаги ми е приятно и обогатяващо да прочета книга от Съмърсет Моъм.
„Равносметката” е неговата автобиографична книга, писана през далечната 1938 година, в която Моъм разказва прямо, задълбочено и увлекателно за живота си като драматург, писател, читател, пътешественик, шпионин, атеист, бунтар и вечно търсещ човек.
Макар и страдащ от туберкулоза дълги години, той живее на пълни обороти - чете лакомо, пише страстно, пътува постоянно и никога не изпуска нова възможност за приключение. Човек, който
Ben Dutton
Oct 04, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
W. Somerset Maugham wrote ‘The Summing Up’ in 1938. He was sixty-four years old, and his greatest literary achievements – ‘Of Human Bondage’, ‘Cakes and Ales’, ‘The Moon and the Sixpence’ amongst others – were all behind him. The world in which he lived was about to enter into a bloody war, and society as he understood it as a younger man had changed irrevocably. At was at this crossroads in his own life and the life of the world that he felt the need to sum up all that he knew.

‘The Summing Up’
Smiley (aka. umberto)
Having long misunderstanding as his novel whenever I came across its title in any bookstore or library, I just finished reading this one as his first memoir that may contradictorily intrigue any reader when he/she reads its opening sentence, “This is not an autobiography nor is it a book of recollections” (p. 1) but it’s categorized as such at the back cover and in his ‘Other Works’ list inside, his other memoir being “A Writer’s Notebook”. (To verify) Therefore, we can’t help but wonder why he ...more
Manik Sukoco
Dec 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is much more a rambling collection of random thought that occasionally organizes around a subject such as theatre or philosophy and then moves on. Reading it is like sharing a conversation over a brandy with a congenial and intelligent old friend. For fans of Maugham this is an enjoyable read which provides insight into how much of his personal experience is reflected in his works such as Of Human Bondage and Moon and Sixpence. While not necessarily agreeing with him on every point that he ...more
Portia S
Oct 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: w-s-maugham
Somerset Maugham gives the reader an account of his inspirations for various books, his beginnings, his early successes as well as the way in which said successes impaired his potential to have a wider scope on his surroundings. He tickles us with his travels, and explains his love for plays. He predicts the coming dominance of films and television! :D How awesome. I think this would only interest Maugham's most devoted readers, as it is the man, Mr. Maugham Himself speaking to those who care ab ...more
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Uggghh. Why did I willingly read this? It was just awful. The only miracle was that I liked it better than Ashenden. I've only read two, but I have yet to find a Maugham I like. There were some good lines, but only to make up a pointless mish mash. There was some insight, some that was tiresome, and an ample amount of 'get off my lawn.' Reading this was a bad idea.
Jun 14, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Now let me begin by admitting that I will give five stars to almost everything this man wrote. But I do believe this book is one for his fans. I think you have to be into Mr. Maugham's style to truly enjoy all the wisdom and insight he offers here.
This was at least interesting (if you love Maugham's novels & plays) until the third part begins, when it devolves into his rambling personal philosophy. Too bad.
Abdallah Mahmoud
Aug 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: روائع
قيم وغني ودسم ورشيق هذا الكتاب ولكن يحتاج إلى أجواء هادئة لاستيعابه
J.C. Greenway
Aug 23, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 1930s, non-fiction
We love to read writers when they write about writing. Whether it is George Orwell’s Why I Write, Stephen King On Writing, or Scarlett Thomas’s Monkeys with Typewriters, there is an enduring need to peep behind the curtain. These blends of memoir and ‘how to’ guide fascinate us either because we want to see how our favourite stories were created, or if we are trying to follow their path we are keen to see if the authors have pointed out any shortcuts. Therefore the thoughts of W. Somerset Maugha ...more
Everett Darling
Dec 04, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Maugham Fans and Fiction Writers.
Shelves: 2008
Maugham sheds his particular light on literature, art, life, ethics, and philosophy. At times, he loses focus, but as he says, he doesn't write in a Euclidean manner. Nonetheless, if you are a fan of his you'll want to read this, as he elaborates on the conditions that provoked his plays, novels, and short stories, and responds to subsequent criticism, within and without.

He spends an inordinate amount of time on the inner workings of the artist, writer or otherwise, and some of his ideas are pre
May 12, 2010 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
chuckle-inducing passage from Maugham's description of his grandfather: "An old solicitor, whom I knew when I was a boy, told me that as an articled clerk he was once invited to dine with my grandfather. My grandfather carved the beef, and then a servant handed him a dish of potatoes baked in their skins. There are few things better to eat than a potato in its skin, ... but apparently my grandfather did not think so. He rose in his chair at the head of the table and took the potatoes out of the ...more
Apr 27, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm a big Maugham fan and read a first edition of this book. (An accidental find!) My favorite parts were the beginning and the end (the summing up, I guess) when he discusses his opinions on human nature and philosophy. I was hoping that he would talk more about the writing process of his novels, but instead he seemed to focus more on play-writing. Anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed it and loved the last sentence in the book.
Feb 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Авторът споделя вижданията и своите мисли върху писането на книги и пиеси, а също и наблюденията си и своето мнение за живота, смъртта, изкуството, любовта, вярата, доброто, красотата и още повече. Изключително находчив, проницателен и доста рязък на моменти. Беше ми много интересен, защото отдавна споделям голяма част мислите му, а други ме накараха да видя различна, интересна гледна точка. Книгата звучи много искрено и силно.
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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 l
“Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul.” 27 likes
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