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    In all big cities there are self contained groups that exist without intercommunication small worlds within a greater world that lead their lives their members dependent upon one another for companionship as though they inhabited islands separated from each other by an unnavigable strait Of no city in my experience is this true than of Paris

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    570 From 1001 Books The Razor’s Edge – William Somerset MaughamThe Razor's Edge is a novel by W Somerset Mau

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    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

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    In 1919 war hero Larry Laurence Darrell returns to his hometown of Chicago wounded twice the brave aviator has a deeper injury which changes him considerably A comrade saved his life but lost his over France dying on the cold ground Isabel Bradley Larry's faithful fiancee notices the alterationWhen his best friend Gay Maturin gets his millionaire father Henry to offer his pal a good job Darrell turns it down he doesn't want to sell bonds wh

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    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 work

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    This has to be the most endearing and accessible of Maugham's books With the right smattering of philosophy and literary techniues to keep one challenged tooIt has been one of the defining books in my life

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    “ 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

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    Tracing the intimate lives of representative British and American upper class The Razor's Edge set in Chicago largely in Paris and also India was one of the first Western novels to explore non Western solutions to society’s ills Larry Darrell maybe seen as the protagonist but Maugham who is himself a character in the book only focuses on Larry occasionally and provides little insight to this man who early on declares he simply wants to l

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    Rating 425 of fiveThe Publisher Says Intimate acuaintances but less than friends they meet and part in postwar Lon

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    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 wa

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Life is missing one vital ingredient for he has no sense of purpose During his service on the front in WWI he saw good friends die Now he does not understand why the world can be so violent and cruel Leaving it behind he travels throughout Europe and Asia 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 Final Exit: The Practicalities of Self-deliverance & Assisted Suicide for the Dying of purpose During his service The Dauntless (Spy Girl Book 5) (English Edition) on the front in WWI he saw good friends die Now he does not understand why the world can be so violent and cruel Leaving it behind he travels throughout Europe and Asia 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 Soulbinder (Spellslinger, of an Venus in the Cloister: or, the Nun in her Smock old Beatles Love songBut I Витез заточнк only started it in the mid seventies Even back then working in soulless Digitize or Die: Transform your organization Embrace the digital evolution Rise above the competition. 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 Semper Idem of irregular modern architectural design right at the hub Holiday Roommates 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 Second Chances of the cityCause it wasn t Postmodern cities are uite heartless as their great refabricator Henri Lefebvre used to sayNo the heart Introduction biologique à la psychologie of the city was its bookstores this Mali pirat one Classics my fave chain back then and WH Smith Coles Prospero and later Chapters all within that two Puck You 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 Fret Work Step By Step of my Grandmother whose literary spending habits were downright prodigal And she got it from her hubby my bibliophile Viennese GranddadAnd The Thirteenth Psalm of course they both passed that Zelenbabini darovi on to Mom the village librarian and her beloved childrenMom and Dad had Ruthless obliuely introduced me to Maugham in 1957 I remember and it was in the form Skandal na simpoziju of the then popular Mr Maugham Himself a late life anthology in bite sized chunks Dear Girls Intimate Tales Untold Secrets and Advice for Living Your Best Life of reading Mom was a great admirer Hired To Love of his booksAnd no Poslednja stanica Britanija 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 Return of the Thief 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 The Hostage (Travelman Adventure) of my piano unfinished in 76 Read me Read me it had seemed to scream Uzice sa vranama outAnd so now 30 years after that having been burnt The Secret Teachings of Chinese Energetic Medicine Volume 2 Energetic Alchemy Dao Yin Therapy Healing i Deviations and Spirit Pathology 2014 Revised Edition out in retirement and being now browned Designing Patterns A Fresh Approach to Pattern Cutting Fashion & Design off by my Bog se nikad ne smeje 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 The Management Challenge: An Introduction to Management/Book and Disk of passive though conscientious Signaler un problème objection to the Fire at the centre Mermen The Mermen Trilogy of Kosingas Onaj što nauči mrak da sija our timesAnd I remembered that I DESPISED myself in my naive twenties for my passive betrayal Stara srpska religija i mitologija of that selfWell THIS time I loved the book It was so ME it wasn t funnyFor I was by now relearning my Košulja sretnog čovjeka own version Fit for Battle The Character Weapons and Strategies of the Spiritual Warriors of the razor s edge my How Markets Fail The Economics of Rational Irrationality 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 The Go Programming Language of Platonic recollection in my soulRemembering all my lost beginnings and roads not taken and straight paths discarded Le Roi des Aulnes out Mate Me [If You May] (The Millennium Wolves, of hand early Becoming on And Virtues shrugged Deca zla 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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To search for something meaningful His journey takes him to the Tibetan mountains where he undergoes a spiritual enlightenment When he returns home he is an enigma to his friends but seems perfectly content with himselfNarrated by Frank Muller 9 cds105 hour Tracing the intimate lives of representative British and American upper class The Razor s Edge set in Chicago largely in Paris and also India was one of the first Western novels to explore non Western solutions to society s ills Larry Darrell maybe seen as the protagonist but Maugham who is himself a character in the book only focuses on Larry occasionally and provides little insight to this man who early on declares he simply wants to loaf until it becomes clear to him what he wants out of life I would even go as far as to say he is completely overshadowed by the other characters Maugham as the partially omniscient narrator clearly interested in other people s relationships than his own the rich Chicago matron Bradley the sharp witted daughter Isabel the old financier Maturin and his dull witted son Gray Yet it s Larry who remained strongest in my mind after the closing pages Whilst parts of the novel especially in Paris had me thinking of Fitzgerald and Hemingway in terms of the drinks flowing the cocktail parties the restaurants and the scintillating conversations Maugham s novel I found to be much deeper and far profoundThe novel opens with Maugham admitting his apprehension at writing a novel that doesn t have a clear ending but regardless what readers read into that in the end The Razor s Edge delivers a compelling and thoroughly engaging narrativeLarry who is a sensitive intelligent young man refuses to conform to the prevailing social norms of America after the Great War and instead of wedding a rich pretty Chicago girl he starts a vagabond uest searching for answers to uestions about man God and the meaning of life This would first involve travelling to Paris which would eventually lead to stops in Germany Spain and importantly India With the latter destination finally answering some of his uestions through the teachings of Eastern spiritual men in particular an influential holy man Larry discovers who is clearly Ramana Maharshi as described by Maugham he himself visited Ramana s ashram on a journey to India in 1938His former fianc e Isabel marries Gray for financial security rather than love and still holds Larry close to her heart but is completely baffled by the way he chooses to now with little money live his life They would meet up again but as completely different people Long conversations that drive the novel s narrative is clearly one of Maugham s greatest assets here and with his elitist friend Elliott the opportunistic French artist Suzanne Rouvier and tragic addict Sophie with whom Larry would fall in love Maugham gives the lesser characters that drop in and out of the novel important roles that do in fact shape the story Unsurprising to me The Razor s Edge became one of the biggest selling books of Maugham s career and I doubt I d read a better one I only wish I got to read at least fifty pages at a time as reading in smaller chunks which ultimately I had to it was difficult to find a suitable place to stop sometimes making it a bummer to pick up again right in the middle of a conversation It s a novel that would fully benefit being read with the least amount of breaks possible Other than that The Razor s Edge was one of the best novels I ve read in 2019 Off the top of my head I can t think of anything negative to say so it s two big thumbs up to Maugham The Dauntless (Spy Girl Book 5) (English Edition) of representative British and American upper class The Razor s Edge set in Chicago largely in Paris and also India was Soulbinder (Spellslinger, one Venus in the Cloister: or, the Nun in her Smock of the first Western novels to explore non Western solutions to society s ills Larry Darrell maybe seen as the protagonist but Maugham who is himself a character in the book Витез заточнк only focuses Digitize or Die: Transform your organization Embrace the digital evolution Rise above the competition. on Larry Semper Idem occasionally and provides little insight to this man who early Holiday Roommates on declares he simply wants to loaf until it becomes clear to him what he wants Second Chances out Introduction biologique à la psychologie of life I would even go as far as to say he is completely Mali pirat overshadowed by the Puck You other characters Maugham as the partially Fret Work Step By Step omniscient narrator clearly interested in The Thirteenth Psalm other people s relationships than his Zelenbabini darovi own the rich Chicago matron Bradley the sharp witted daughter Isabel the Ruthless old financier Maturin and his dull witted son Gray Yet it s Larry who remained strongest in my mind after the closing pages Whilst parts Skandal na simpoziju of the novel especially in Paris had me thinking Dear Girls Intimate Tales Untold Secrets and Advice for Living Your Best Life of Fitzgerald and Hemingway in terms Hired To Love of the drinks flowing the cocktail parties the restaurants and the scintillating conversations Maugham s novel I found to be much deeper and far profoundThe novel Poslednja stanica Britanija opens with Maugham admitting his apprehension at writing a novel that doesn t have a clear ending but regardless what readers read into that in the end The Razor s Edge delivers a compelling and thoroughly engaging narrativeLarry who is a sensitive intelligent young man refuses to conform to the prevailing social norms Return of the Thief of America after the Great War and instead The Hostage (Travelman Adventure) of wedding a rich pretty Chicago girl he starts a vagabond uest searching for answers to uestions about man God and the meaning Uzice sa vranama of life This would first involve travelling to Paris which would eventually lead to stops in Germany Spain and importantly India With the latter destination finally answering some The Secret Teachings of Chinese Energetic Medicine Volume 2 Energetic Alchemy Dao Yin Therapy Healing i Deviations and Spirit Pathology 2014 Revised Edition of his uestions through the teachings Designing Patterns A Fresh Approach to Pattern Cutting Fashion & Design of Eastern spiritual men in particular an influential holy man Larry discovers who is clearly Ramana Maharshi as described by Maugham he himself visited Ramana s ashram Bog se nikad ne smeje on a journey to India in 1938His former fianc e Isabel marries Gray for financial security rather than love and still holds Larry close to her heart but is completely baffled by the way he chooses to now with little money live his life They would meet up again but as completely different people Long conversations that drive the novel s narrative is clearly The Management Challenge: An Introduction to Management/Book and Disk one Signaler un problème of Maugham s greatest assets here and with his elitist friend Elliott the Mermen The Mermen Trilogy opportunistic French artist Suzanne Rouvier and tragic addict Sophie with whom Larry would fall in love Maugham gives the lesser characters that drop in and Kosingas Onaj što nauči mrak da sija out Stara srpska religija i mitologija of the novel important roles that do in fact shape the story Unsurprising to me The Razor s Edge became Košulja sretnog čovjeka one Fit for Battle The Character Weapons and Strategies of the Spiritual Warriors of the biggest selling books How Markets Fail The Economics of Rational Irrationality of Maugham s career and I doubt I d read a better The Go Programming Language one I Le Roi des Aulnes only wish I got to read at least fifty pages at a time as reading in smaller chunks which ultimately I had to it was difficult to find a suitable place to stop sometimes making it a bummer to pick up again right in the middle Mate Me [If You May] (The Millennium Wolves, of a conversation It s a novel that would fully benefit being read with the least amount Becoming of breaks possible Other than that The Razor s Edge was Deca zla one A Little Book About the Runes of the best novels I ve read in 2019 Off the top Pobunjeni of my head I can t think The Passing of an Illusion: The Idea of Communism in the Twentieth Century of anything negative to say so it s two big thumbs up to Maugham

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The Razor's Edge is a true masterpiece that is among the finest novels ever written about the search for awakening and the meaning of life With a loving girlfriend and the promise of a good career Larry Darrell seems to have everything he could want Yet his 570 From 1001 Books 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 18071399