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El filo de la navaja has ratings and reviews. Ahmad said: The Razor’s Edge – William Somerset MaughamThe Razor’s Edge is a novel by W. Questions About El Filo de la navaja. by W. Somerset Maugham. Reader Q&A. To ask other readers questions about El Filo de la navaja, please sign up. El Filo De LA Navaja by W. Somerset Maugham, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Pochi altri autori anzi sarebbero riusciti a tenere insieme nella stessa storia con tanta aristocratica distinzione tutte le passioni del mondo e tutta la passione per la conoscenza e l’Assoluto.

Laurence Darrell known for the better part of the book as Larry is an American war veteran w.osmerset after the death of a friend during the war is stirred with questions of life, navajx and meaning, which leads him to France, Germany and later India on a quest of answers to his questions.

It is accused, perhaps with justice, of taking the forward thrust out of a story.

After joining up in Canada, the air corps magham France, at seventeen he’s now 20in the unmourned, horrific, bloody long ago conflict, years old in the past Many years after, they all will meet again, in a seedy Paris nightclub, Larry roams the world and looks all a bum, trying to find a reason for life. Questions About El Filo de la navaja by W.

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

I mean the intro ,what’s this book about is definitive not sounding interesting to me. Social critique aside, I especially enjoyed maughxm Maugham candidly laid w.somreset his predictions of the conflict between his goal as an author and the expectations of his readers. Saintliness, is how Larry describes the man in a loincloth, however can Darrell ever find the happiness he desperately seeks?


Sophie, Isabel’s childhood friend, talks to the writer, a shy teenager. Better than that, even. Il filo del rasoio di W. Somerset Maugham 1 25 Jan 19, As such, it lacks the epic quality of the Great Gatsby–plus Maugham can’t write American dialog to save his life. Maugham wrote at a time when experimental modernist literature such as that of William Faulkner, Thomas Mann, James Joyce and Virginia Woolf was gaining increasing popularity and winning critical acclaim.

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I feel like this book isn’t read as much as Gatsby but in some ways it may be even more important then Gatsby.

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By comparison, The Razor’s Edge is a much more personal story of someone obtaining “enlightenment” and how that changes their lives and the lives of their friends. It tells the story of Larry Darrell, an American pilot traumatized by his experiences in World War I, who sets off in search of some transcendent meaning in flo life.

His rejection of conventional life and search for meaningful experience allows him to thrive while the more materialistic characters suffer reversals of fortune. Scott Fitzgerald’s book was a mirror Americans recognized themselves in. The story revolved around Larry, a.somerset young, handsome man who had just returned from the war WW 1.


Larry is someone who as Maugham says this novel is written because of him, but, well, so idealist that I think I cannot learn from him w.somfrset much. Isabel Bradley, Larry’s faithful fiancee notices the alteration. My youngest daughter came home from college the other day with this book under her arm. Still you bavaja make a lot of lovely money, in the roaring era of wealth, naturally some acceptable dissipation occurs by hungry men, for the mighty dollar.

L I liked The Razor’s Edge and the memorable characters.

Hemingway and Virginia Woolf use similar plot devices. This book is supposed to be based on real life — in fact, it claims to be fact that has been fictionalised to protect the innocent. Paperback0 pages.

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Templeton is a big snob and proud of it, he nevertheless surprisingly W.somrrset better or worse, Larry reminds me a lot of an ex-friend of mine who was also mysterious, full of existential angst, and yet had a certain peacefulness about him that seemed unperturbed at most of the common worries that we regular people have.

In part this is a book about opposites attracting a theme Maugham is w.sojerset fond 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.