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The Razor's Edge by William Somerset Maugham

Meet in the Study Lounge of the Michigan Union on the first floor.

Its epigraph reads, "The sharp edge of a razor is difficult to pass over; thus the wise say the path to Salvation is hard," taken from a verse in the Katha-Upanishad.

The Razor’s Edge 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 acquaintances 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 more materialistic characters suffer reversals of fortune.

Due to Father's Day on 6/16, we will be meeting on 6/23.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a fun discussion! Glad to see you! I was inspired to write a post about it on my blog:
    https://thewomenofletters.wordpress.com

    Feel free to have a look---and follow it too!
    Sonja(SVS) :-)

    June 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Nice review on your blog post. You are a very talented and articulate writer.

      June 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent location! Enthusiastic group of folks!

    June 25, 2013

  • lenore s.

    Loved the discussion. Other's insights enabled me to look at the the text from new angles.

    June 24, 2013

  • David R.

    Maugham wrote a good book and I enjoyed reading it. I really didn't connect with the characters or story though.

    June 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Glad I finally made it yesterday... I enjoyed the lively discussion, made all the better by the diverse group! I'll be back...

    June 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wonderful discussion. Really expounds the message of the author.

    June 24, 2013

  • David R.

    Hi All, I'm looking forward to seeing everyone again. You're a great group.
    David

    1 · June 17, 2013

    • Elena

      Looking forward to seeing you too, David!

      June 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good job picking the book, guys! It is so fun and easy to read!

    June 8, 2013

    • Elena

      Glad you like it, Lin! I think it should be an interesting discussion this month!

      June 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Apologies, previous comment and un-rsvp was for a different group.

    June 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to cancel last minute; am under the weather. Hope to finally make it next month.

    June 9, 2013

  • Janet K.

    So sorry that I will be out of town at this time of this meeting. Looking forward to the next one though.

    May 17, 2013

  • lenore s.

    my first attendance with this group. I started reading 100 Years of Solitude in preparation for the May meeting, but alas, I'll be out of town. I look forward to The Razor's Edge

    May 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    looking forward to meeting up with this group

    April 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If in town!

    April 16, 2013

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