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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Maugham’s theme is to explore how the things we want most shape our lives. Ask and answer questions about books! Each one determines an end goal to their life, consciously or otherwise, and each one manages to meet it in their own way.

Sophie, Isabel’s childhood friend, talks to the writer, a shy teenager.

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

Now, this book is also about Western fascination with Eastern mysticism. 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 navzja God. For the first few chapters of the book, I agree with Joe’s review that Maugham’s male gaze descriptions of Isabel raised my eyebrows and made me wonder what I was getting myself into.

And look, this book nearly did. I read this wonderful and strange and clever novel in Paris on my honeymoon. I do not know if this is pure fiction, or a semi-fictionalized true story.

View all 14 comments. A comrade saved his life naavaja lost his, over France, dying on the cold ground. While he was away, Isabel married his close friend Gray and they had two daughters.

Open Preview See a Problem? I think the theme javaja the Great Gatsby explains why it’s remained so popular over time. View all 13 comments. Isabel simplesmente quer divertir-se e ter uma vida segura rodeada dos luxos que sempre teve desde que nasceu. Their story, one of Somerset Mau Rating: This is also a very American novel, even though from the perspective of an Englishman and much of the action is in Europe and abroad.


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If you don’t wish to spend the time reading this, the film version starring Bill Murray in one of his first dramatic roles is fantastic, and very faithful to the novel. W.somesret novel starts slowly and I did not think I would like most of the mildly pretentious characters.

View all 10 comments. Gray Maturin quer trabalhar e acumular riqueza. Throughout the book, Maugham seamlessly takes us through time and uses points of view from different very well written characters to tell the story. He and Isabel, another important character, become engaged early in the book before calling it off. Trivia About The Razor’s Edge. El filo de la navaja The Razor’s Edge by W.

The successful socialite, the genteel lady, the eminent businessman, the capable prostitute, the ruined woman, and the recluse philosopher. Talvez para estes a sua vida realize-se na conquista destes objectivos. It was creative and I liked it.

William Somerset Maugham was born in Paris in After some rather traumatic experiences as a fighter pilot in WW I, American Larry Darrell relocates to France, where he dedicates himself to a life of learning and seeking.

Another of his books, “The Moon and Sixpence”, has just been published and is an unexpected bestseller. Are you referring to the writing style? He’s casual and breezy and doesn’t seem to take anything too seriously.

He had become introspective and showed no sign of ambition w.someerset to seek knowledge and answers to the basic questions of human existence. A pilgrimage to India results in a spiritual revelation for Darrell, and it is at this point that his entire world begins to shift.

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. I liked The Razor’s Edge and the fiilo characters. One surprise to me is that none of Maugham’s characters chose love.


El Filo de la Navaja [The Razor’s Edge]

And so you come to realize that the main characters are not Isabel and Larry, but Somerset Maugham and W.someret Templeton. 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’. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. People expected him to come back a bit stuffed up — but they also expected him to get better and then to get a job, find a wife, buy a house with a thoroughly modern kitchen with a dog called Carlos with some kind of strange ve disease.

GdL Narrativa Luglio And I fe 3. It sounds so uneventful when I narrate it, but this main plot, and the sub-plots and other characters were all charmingly presented that the reader is hooked from beginning to the end. Still you can make a lot of lovely money, in the roaring era of wealth, naturally some acceptable dissipation se by hungry men, for the mighty q.somerset. He writes like a romanticist but without the anchors of suffering and morality, forgoing those in favor of optimism.

There may not be an author that I have read fiilo is so damn consistently good at drawing his characters. As such, it lacks the epic quality of the Great Gatsby–plus Maugham can’t write American dialog to save his life.