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But perhaps because I found Bondage to be so much more a personal book, a book that only the author could have written and one that clearly cost the author much more to write than this one could ever have cost him. I should add, however, that except for this conversation I should not have thought it worth while to write this book.

The most stimulating character is Larry Darrell, whose journey towards enlightenment is almost Hessian in its eloquence and single-mindedness.

The author narrated in the first person. I re this is one of those cases where qilliam journey is the destination. Escritor imprescindible para entender el siglo XX. The main point of this one, I guess, is the story of a young man who goes off to war and who has his life saved by a friend ,a subsequently dies due to rescuing him.

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

If I somerste given the reader an impression that Elliot Templeton was a despicable character, I have done him an injustice. He spoke French even before he spoke a word of English, a fact to which some critics attribute the purity of his style.


Each one is nowhere near the end. Larry Darrell is a young American in search of the absolute. He maughm like a romanticist but without the anchors of suffering and morality, forgoing those in favor of optimism.

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

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. Elliot, the arch-snob but also the sommerset of men; Isabel, considered to be entertaining, gracious, and tactful; Gray, the quintessence of the Regular Guy; Suzanne, shrewd, roving, and friendly; Sophie, lost, wanton, with a vicious attractiveness about her; and finally Larry, so hard and so trustful, lost in the world’s confusion.

But writing was his true vocation. But nvaja problem for me was that anyone who ends up an Eastern mystic is completely lost to me. For ten years before his first success, he almost l 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? Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

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. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. His rejection of conventional life and search for meaningful experienc He is an arch snob and highly affected — sometimes to the point of absurdity. Saintliness, is how Larry describes the man in a loincloth, however can Darrell ever find the happiness he desperately seeks?


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 very much.

I more prefer reflections of the void. When his best friend Gay Maturin, gets his millionaire father Henry to offer his pal a good job. 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 mauggam me.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. He was himself the narrator and he told the story as a writer-friend of the other protagonists. Which is, ultimately, what patriotism is about–a sort of national narcissism–and F. When the book was done, my favorite character was Elliott.

The Razor’s Edge was popular in its own time but hasn’t remained as popular in the US. That is too bad. But like Larry, during his youthful nwvaja post-college he really just wanted to loaf.

He is also a very complex and likeable character in itself, much, much more than the arch-snob he seems at first.