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Society only has room for a select few lx these styles of living; the ‘normal’ response then is to live a life rife with materialistic distraction from one’s existential unhappiness.
Isabel, a rich husband. Want to Read saving…. People expected him to come back a navja stuffed up — but they also expected him to get better and then to get 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 story begins through the eyes of Larry’s friends and acquaintances as they witness his personality change after the War. He is an arch snob and highly affected — sometimes to the point of absurdity.
He travelled all over the world, and made many visits to America.
In part this is a book about opposites attracting a theme Maugham is quite fe ofand it would be hard to find two people quite as opposite as this young man and the woman who spends the rest of her life loving him — in her own special way.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Age 14, this novel with s of GR reviews that would startle MOM inspired the necessary Search for me, though I didnt realize then I’d find all answers at the Ca MOM’s persuasive hero Larry Darrell is on a “search for Something” like all sensitif lads, though he doesnt know what the “Something” is. Those who used to identify with Holden Caulfield, but are growing up.
Maugham Chatty, erudite, engrossing and thoroughly entertaining. Nothing really happens in it. Lists with This Book. Though, perhaps, Sophie did only w.skmerset have her husband and young child cruelly snatched away in a senseless automobile accident pushing her into self-destruction. Also, could you say some more ds the connection between the two books? Which is the other thing Maugham is particularly good at: This is among the books I’ve read that I wished I’d read sooner.
Takes a job fjlo a coal miner, for the experience, stays at a monastery for months, seeing if inner w.somersrt can be achieved there, of course it probably never does.
El filo de la navaja (The Razor’s Edge)
I read this book a long time ago. Ask and answer questions about books!
I read this wonderful and strange and clever novel in Paris on my honeymoon. Intimate acquaintances but less than friends, they meet and part in postwar London and Paris: Do you mean in terms of other writers the book influenced? When his best friend Gay Maturin, gets his millionaire father Henry to offer his pal a good job.
But the problem for me was that anyone who ends up an Eastern mystic is completely lost to me. The thought that someone could spend so much time and effort searching only to find so little at the end of that journey is infinitely depressing to cilo.
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 into.
El filo de la navaja by W. Somerset Maugham (4 star ratings)
And look, this book nearly did. Not an unheard-of double function at all, although a bit unexpected from an author wh I have never begun a novel with more misgiving. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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. The book was entered into the literary canon after World War II, at the peak of patriotism in America, when it came to be on high school reading lists all across the country.
E ora scendiamo nei particolari,divagando come sempre What’s especially brilliant is how Maugham touches on every life and showcases the attributes and the faults in equal degrees. Questions About El Filo de la navaja by W. Doing interviews with the local newspapers, Maugham gets an invitation to have lunch with Elliott Templeton, an old friend and Isabel’s rich uncle.
Many years after, they all will meet again, in a seedy Paris nightclub, Larry roams the world and looks like a bum, trying to find a reason for life.
El Filo De LA Navaja
One of her most amiable traits was that she was never affronted by the naked truth. View all 8 comments. Do you mean in terms of other w.somerser the book influenced?