Posted by Hil on August 13, 1997 at 06:32:02:
In reply to Re: Moon and Sixpence posted by Barbara on August 13, 1997 at 00:51:53
] I'm about halfway through, too! STrickland just showed the narrator his paintings for the first time. I'm sure I will read it again, though. I'll be ready for discussion at any time. I just love it so far, Hil, how about you? I also love the title. Does anyone know what it means?
I'm just up to the bit where the Dutchman sees Strickland's painting of his wife after she has died. I am enjoying it.
I found it a little slow to get into. I also have some reservation about the style, something to do with the role or personality of the narrator....maybe that it makes the story just a little bit too distanced from me. I am intregued - because I know that this and Middlemarch are favourites of Amy's - by a feeling of similarity of observation in both this and Middlemarch. I think Maugham and Eliot see and describe observations about people in a similarly acute and detached way. I agree he is derogatory about women. And it does make me want to read about Gauguin.
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