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The most stimulating character is Larry Darrell, whose journey towards enlightenment is almost Hessian in its eloquence and single-mindedness. I liked Mauhham Razor’s Edge and the memorable characters. 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 important’. The story progressed in maughan linear fashion, but certain events were explained after the fact with Maugham’s conversations with the characters at a future time, which often alluded to forthcoming threads.

If it’s the later, I would say that was just typical of early 20th century literature. I have placed it on my to read again list. Or that they’re both books about a group of friends with more money than sense?

The Great Gatsby, on the other hand, didn’t become popular until after Fitzgerald’s death. Another of his books, “The Moon and Sixpence”, has just been published and is an unexpected bestseller. Also, could you say some more about the connection between the two books?

Each one is nowhere near the end. I was a little conflicted about the wise Indian sages in the book and the didactic nature of the last few chapters, but it was still a maugnam and inspiring read. Maugham Chatty, erudite, engrossing and thoroughly entertaining. 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 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. For those of you out there who believe life has a purpose, this’ll speak to you. 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 important’.

Around the Year i 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.

However, as the genteel lady shows, very few are willing to understand that these widely varying compulsions and lifestyles are all normal displays of the human psyche.

One surprise to me is that none of Maugham’s characte My youngest daughter came home from college the other day with this book under her arm. Somerset Maugham – Commenti e discussione. Feb 06, M. 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.

I more prefer reflections of the void. Which is, ultimately, what patriotism is about–a sort of national narcissism–and F.

Larry procura sua verdade interior, sua harmonia se, questiona a vida e seus valores, porque. I recently watched the movie on TCM. The successful socialite, the genteel lady, the eminent businessman, the capable prostitute, the ruined woman, and the recluse philosopher.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Somerset Maugham 1 25 Jan 19, The book was entered into the literary canon ed World War II, at the peak of patriotism in America, when it came to be on high school reading lists all across the country.


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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. You struggle trying to get what they are saying right from ,augham first rilo. Still you can navajq a lot of lov In war hero Larry Laurence Darrell returns to his hometown of Chicago, wounded twice, the brave aviator, has a deeper injury which changes him considerably.

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. Maugham’s style of story telling and also including himself as a character were so lively and straight forward that I felt I explored through the character’s lives for about two weeks. The most ambitious of Maugham’s novels, this is also one Larry Darrell is a young American in search of the absolute.

Do you mean in terms of other writers the book influenced? El filo de la navaja The Razor’s Edge .wsomerset W.

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Are you referring to the writing style? I should add, however, that except for this conversation I should not have thought it worth while to write this book. She is in love with Larry and Gay with Isabel, Sophie, Isabel and Larry, all have known each other since they were children in school. Ce once, I regret giving up the farm life and having the chance to thoroughly reflect on this book at a casual pace.