Vivienne Haywood Eliot,
English writer, author of a series of short stories.
Her literary legacy was praised by Bertrand Russell, Gore Vidal, and her lyrics were praised by Virginia Woolf and Ezra pound. But in search of Vivienne’s creative legacy, you will again come across the figure of a man. She used to be called not a writer, but the “mad Muse” of the great poet Thomas Stearns Eliot. Continue reading
Why do we know so few women writers and why will this change in the twenty first century
Women’s text in literature for a very long time remained an unexplored black continent, a lost point of coordinates — “Big” (that is, masculine) prose ignored it. This is exactly what some literary critic (in this near future, a profeminist) will say in twenty or thirty years. This problem began to be discussed in the 60s. Continue reading
The usual Thriller genre is characterized by its uncertainty and constant intensity of passions, which together produce a mixed feeling of anxiety and fascination mixed with fear and even fear. This range of feelings and experiences is achieved by creating an unpredictable plot, in which the reader (or viewer) evaluates the consequences of a particular incident. Usually, in a Thriller, the sense of suspense increases as the story approaches a climax, followed by an unforgettable ending. Continue reading
One of the main “storytellers” of our time, Terry Pratchett is dead for several years, but his books continue to occupy high places in all sorts of ratings and win the hearts of new readers. Pratchett’s Discworld rightfully occupies a roughly equal place on the Olympus of science fiction along with Tolkien’s middle-Earth or JK Rowling’s world of wizards. But unlike the last two writers, Pratchett was not so linear in his work; the universe he created is truly different from anything that fans of science fiction have ever encountered in their lives. Continue reading
It is difficult to imagine another image that would be found in literature so ubiquitous as the image of Jesus Christ. It is paradoxical that being an icon exclusively of the Christian world, Jesus is recognizable (precisely recognized, not recognized) in absolutely any other faith: Islam, Buddhism, etc.Speaking of the image of Christ in literature, I do not mean a certain figure with a crown of thorns on his head and wedges in his hands, but rather a symbolic personification of his fate (suffering, self-sacrifice, benefits) in the face of individuals, objects and entire settlements. Continue reading