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    Pdf/E–pub The Razor's Edge W. Somerset Maugham ✓ 5 Read & Download Free read The Razor's Edge The best novel I've read since joining Goodreads might be The Razor's Edge the 20th century bestseller by prolific British playwright and author W Somerset Maugham Published in the US in 1944 a bit of my euphoria has to do with the book; much of my intoxication has to do with the time in my life which I read this particular book In 2016 I came into a creative stride writing first drafts of a short story and a novella and completin

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    W. Somerset Maugham ✓ 5 Read & Download characters ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ W. Somerset Maugham Pdf/E–pub The Razor's Edge “ Its a toss up when you decide to leave the beaten track Many are called few are chosen” A classic which is really worth reading The author narrates the tale of a man who is in search of the true meanings of life by turning down opportunities and taking up a road less taken lifestyle In The Razor’s Edge Maugham introduces the reader with Larry Darrel an American pilot who is in shock after his experiences during the World

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    Pdf/E–pub The Razor's Edge Tracing the intimate lives of representative British and American upper class The Razor's Edge set in Chicago largely in Par

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    Pdf/E–pub The Razor's Edge Rating 425 of fiveThe Publisher Says Intimate acuaintances but less than friends they meet and part in postwar London and Paris Elliot the arch snob but also the kindest of men; Isabel considered to be entertaining gracious and tactful; Gray the uintessence of the Regular Guy; Suzanne shrewd roving and friendl

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    Pdf/E–pub The Razor's Edge One of Maugham's three major novels TIME That's high praise coming from TIME magazine This MUST be goodI’m sure some of you are familiar with a little American television drama series that aired on HBO from 2002 2008 called The Wire I was way late to the party but over the past 6 months or so I’ve managed to watch all 5 glorious seasons back to back to back Well glorious to a point But what the hell happen

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Free read The Razor's Edge

Free download The Razor's Edge æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Free read The Razor's Edge Ee Isabel whose choice between love and wealth have lifelong repercussions and Elliot Templeton her uncle a classic expatriate American snob The most ambitious of Maugha. Books like this that I ve read so long ago in my past come back even now to haunt me like the lilting plaintive refrain of an old Beatles Love songBut I only started it in the mid seventies Even back then working in soulless offices I needed to replenish my heart in long lingering draughts So how did I do thatIf you guessed by hanging around bookstores you nailed it There was a Centretown bookshop of irregular modern architectural design right at the hub of the nearby city my wonderful Dad used to cuss and call it Confusion Suare a hub which would have been ironically termed the heart of the cityCause it wasn t Postmodern cities are uite heartless as their great refabricator Henri Lefebvre used to sayNo the heart of the city was its bookstores this one Classics my fave chain back then and WH Smith Coles Prospero and later Chapters all within that two or three block epicentreBooks as I say replenish my heart Always have ever since that halcyon summer s day in 1956 when I took up Jules Verne after digesting my Dick Jane book in Grade One and finally discovering readingSince that time books always seem to remind me of my Grandmother whose literary spending habits were downright prodigal And she got it from her hubby my bibliophile Viennese GranddadAnd of course they both passed that on to Mom the village librarian and her beloved childrenMom and Dad had obliuely introduced me to Maugham in 1957 I remember and it was in the form of the then popular Mr Maugham Himself a late life anthology in bite sized chunks of reading Mom was a great admirer of his booksAnd no of course I didn t actually Read Maugham back then though my parents extolled his sophistication to the skiesAnd THIS book the Razor s Edge I never finished until I was 56 I had just finished The Moon and Sixpence which had left a foul taste on my mouth but no I wasn t about to give up so easily because my parents swore by Maugham s geniusAnd I remembered The Razor s Edge GLARING down at me from the top of my piano unfinished in 76 Read me Read me it had seemed to scream outAnd so now 30 years after that having been burnt out in retirement and being now browned off by my own disaster summed up in The Moon and Sixpence I picked it upAnd I remembered then that in my twenties I had thought its hero Larry was me Larry the Good self I had almost lost along the way At least that self was burned by years of passive though conscientious objection to the Fire at the centre of our timesAnd I remembered that I DESPISED myself in my naive twenties for my passive betrayal of that selfWell THIS time I loved the book It was so ME it wasn t funnyFor I was by now relearning my own version of the razor s edge my own straight and narrow path through the fire and had been learning it since the nineties Just like LarryNow looking back 15 years later I see the book started an amazing process of Platonic recollection in my soulRemembering all my lost beginnings and roads not taken and straight paths discarded out of hand early on And Virtues shrugged off as uncoolA process that made me come to gradually understand through Larry my OWN SPIRITUAL ODYSSEY Its shaky conception andIts happy Peace filled conclusionWhere I am NOWThank Heaven and many thanks to you Larry also

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The Razor's Edge

Free download The Razor's Edge æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Free read The Razor's Edge M'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 fate. Rating 425 of fiveThe Publisher Says Intimate acuaintances but less than friends they meet and part in postwar London and Paris Elliot the arch snob but also the kindest of men Isabel considered to be entertaining gracious and tactful Gray the uintessence 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 Their story one of Somerset Maugham s best encompasses the pain passion and poignancy of life itselfMy Review It is pleasant to give yourself over to the care of a master or mistress of craft The Razor s Edge is masterful It is an expression of the mastery Maugham earned through many long years of novel writing and mostly successful critical reception of his work that this book which came almost forty years into a career of than sixty years feels as fresh as his first great novel Of Human Bondage 1915 It deals as is the case with so many writers oeuvres with many of the same themes and issues as the first book and most of his subseuent workA critic reviewing The Razor s Edge today would likely fault the author for choosing to write the story from his own first person point of view The fashion today is for first person narratives it s true but Maugham uses a narrative devicethe story told to the narrator by othersvery much out of fashion in today s world It is accused perhaps with justice of taking the forward thrust out of a story It makes the reader a follower a passive observer of the story instead of giving the presently fashionable sense of watching the story unfold before the reader s eyes In a world that craves The Real World and Survivor the techniue of the cicerone leading the reader around the story feels artificial and affected That is too bad The Razor s Edge is a pleasant journey in the company of interesting people It s not a fast lane zoom like Less Than Zero in a car full of noisy meretricious mercenary monkey boys It is a subtler pleasure a trip akin to touring the blue roads of the American countryside than that superhighway journey

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Free download The Razor's Edge æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Free read The Razor's Edge Larry Darrell is a young American in search of the absolute The progress of this spiritual odyssey involves him with some of Maugham's most brillant characters his fianc. 570 The Razor s Edge William Somerset MaughamThe Razor s Edge is a novel by W Somerset Maugham The book was first published in 1944 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 his life The story begins through the eyes of Larry s friends and acuaintances as they witness his personality change after the War His rejection of conventional life and search for meaningful experience allows him to thrive while the materialistic characters suffer reversals of fortune The book was twice adapted into film first in 1946 starring Tyrone Power and Gene Tierney and Herbert Marshall as Maugham and Anne Baxter as Sophie and then a 1984 adaptation starring Bill Murray 1970 1341 142 1343 1345 1349 554 20 1365 616 1368 1369 1944

  • Paperback
  • 314
  • The Razor's Edge
  • W. Somerset Maugham
  • English
  • 10 April 2018
  • 9780140185232