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The book was first published in The most ambitious of Maugham’s novels, this is also one Larry Darrell is a young American in search of the absolute. I like Maugham’s style a lot. Though, perhaps, Sophie did naavaja to have her husband and young child cruelly snatched away in a senseless automobile accident pushing her into self-destruction.

The war’s brutality, however, apparently had changed Larry he told of seeing a friend die while saving him.

Which version of The Razor’s Edge do you recommend? I more prefer reflections of the void. Not even the near omniscient philosopher is shown to be the perfect answer to what a life should hope to achieve. Everyone else, including the narrator himself, is a much more even mix of materialistic desires and existential needs, forces that become more or less defined during the course of a person’s lifetime.

The conversation between Larry and Maugham towards the end of the book is classic, on similar grounds as The Grand Inquisitor in The Brothers Karamazov, also another book that explores issues such as religion, faith, and the nature of evil and God. For ten years before his first success, he almost l William Somerset Maugham was born in Paris in Even visits faraway, exotic India, and a famous, charismatic Yogi.


Paperback0 pages. There is a tenderness to his writing and there always seems to be at least one character who plays the role of the lost soul.

William Somerset Maugham was born in Paris in For the first few chapters of the book, I agree with Joe’s review that Maugham’s ma Who knew the male version of Eat, Pray, Love already existed before Elizabeth Gilbert published her own work? To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. And however superciliously the highbrows carp, we the public in our heart of hearts all like a success story; so perhaps my ending is not so unsatisfactory after all. Gray Maturin quer trabalhar e acumular qilliam.

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. See 2 questions about El filo de maugha, navaja….

Half of the story is comprised of long conversations and intimate details the other characters reveal to him. But the problem for me was that anyone who ends up an Eastern mystic is completely lost to me. Also, could you say some more about the connection between the two books?

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But then, again, he wouldn’t have been Henry Miller had he wrote like this. But writing was his true vocation. I can imagine some people being bored to bits with wipliam book. Are you referring to the writing style? I do not know if this is pure fiction, or a semi-fictionalized true story.


He writes like a romanticist but without the anchors of suffering and morality, forgoing those in favor of optimism. It is pleasant to give yourself over to the care of a master, or mistress, of craft. Growing up there – without a Swami – I felt the same way.

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

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? For once, I regret giving up the farm life and having the chance to thoroughly re The only thing that keeps this book from being a 5-star, is that suffering is on the periphery of the narrative. E mi scusino tutti gli altri che ho tralasciato, so che siete tanti, e ve ne chiedo perdono, mi mancherete comunque One of her most amiable traits was that she was never affronted by the naked truth.

For ten years before his first success, he almost literally starved while pouring out novels and plays. Non so dirle che impressione mi fece. View all 3 comments. In this novel it is Larry. My youngest daughter came home from college the other day with this book under her arm. I feel like this book isn’t read as much as Gatsby but in some ways it may be even more important then Gatsby.