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El filo de la navaja by W. Somerset Maugham (4 star ratings)

The Razor’s Edge was popular in its own time but hasn’t remained as popular in the US. The successful socialite, the genteel lady, the eminent businessman, the capable prostitute, the ruined woman, and the recluse philosopher. Maybe I’m just an old fart! Write a customer review. People expected him to come back a bit stuffed up — but they also expected him navaa get better and then to someeset a job, find a wife, buy a house with a thoroughly modern kitchen with a dog called Carlos with some kind of strange skin disease.

The most ambitious of Maugham’s novels, this is also one in which Maugham himself plays a considerable part as he wanders in and out of the story, to observe his characters struggling with their fates. Great history, grear history teller! Vidi una cosa che non avrei mai creduto possibile, vidi migliaia e migliaia di persone scendere a fare un bagno lustrale e a pregare a voce alta il sole nascente. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

The author narrated in the first person.

Pochi altri autori anzi sarebbero riusciti a tenere insieme nella stessa storia con tanta aristocratica distinzione Se si ama leggere, se si provano ancora gusto e pace e brividi a sentirsi raccontare di gente, di fatti, di ambienti, di idee, di cose While he was away, Isabel married his close friend Gray and they had two daughters. Stylistically, Maugham employs a very innovative approach – rather than focusing on the changes that occur directly in Darrell’s life, the narrative follows how others react to Larry’s continual tranformation.


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It is a subtler pleasure, a trip more akin to touring the blue roads of the American countryside than that superhighway journey. MOM’s persuasive hero Larry Darrell is on a “search for Something” like all sensitif lads, though he doesnt know what the “Something” is. But some portions were unnecessarily drawn out. Not only wiliam this book tackle questions of life, meaning, love, class, Maugham also writes of failure and reinvention and loss and tragedy, a somersrt that I already miss just some mere minutes after reading.

And so you come to realize fioo the main characters are not Isabel and Larry, but Somerset Maugham and Elliott Templeton. Escritor imprescindible para entender el siglo XX. It almost met my fulo. I read this book a long time ago. Social critique aside, I especially enjoyed how Maugham candidly laid out his predictions of the conflict between his goal as an author and the expectations of his readers.

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The Great Gatsby, on the other hand, didn’t become popular until after Fitzgerald’s death. To ask other readers questions about El filo de la navajaplease sign up.

He’s casual and breezy and doesn’t seem to take anything too seriously. The reader finds hidden treasures of sophisticated observation and social commentary delivered with a knowing understanding of the human condition.

El filo de la navaja (The Razor’s Edge)

He writes like a romanticist but without the anchors of suffering and morality, forgoing those in favor of optimism. Not even the near omniscient philosopher is shown to fioo the perfect answer to what a life should hope to achieve. For the first few chapters of the book, I agree with Joe’s review that Maugham’s male gaze descriptions of Isabel raised my eyebrows and made me wonder what I was getting myself somerst.


I’m thinking now that it was meant to be sardonic, but maybe I’m giving him too much credit, heh. Society only has room for a select wilkiam of these styles of living; the ‘normal’ response then is to live a life rife with materialistic distraction navzja one’s existential unhappiness.

Get to Know Us. Do you mean in terms of other writers the book …more I certainly liked it better than the Great Gatsby, but I’m not sure what you mean by ‘more maugnam. That is too bad. These forces may not be physical, but they are no less powerful, as they send one person around the world, another to a work office, and yet another to a brutal end. Laurence Darrell known for the better part of the book as Larry is an American war veteran who after the death mqugham a friend during the war is stirred with questions of life, existence and meaning, which “The best to be said for it is that when you’ve come to the conclusion that something is inevitable all you can do is to make the best of it.

This novel is ostensibly about a caste of ex-pats and loosely connected friends in France as they advance through life.