José Saramago's "death with Interruptions»
Resounding success and public recognition can play a cruel joke on a person. By nature, we are very vulnerable creatures, susceptible to external pleasant stimuli, emotionally unstable, so any significant…

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John Fowles "The Collector»
"The collector" is not one of those books that you can open after a hard day's work and, deep in reading, forget about all the worries at least for a…

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JUST BUKOWSKI
Many people know Henry Charles Bukowski, almost everything he told and explained himself-in books, everything else was told by his friends or girls. After the book "Interview: the Sun, here…

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YURI OLESHA NICKNAMED ” WRITER»

My soul is the last atom
your soul.
<Yu. O.>
Man lived, man wrote. Years passed, the man was forgotten. And they didn’t remember much when they were alive. Not all. Not the one. How many geniuses and just talents our Soviet Empire managed to “mow down”, drive away or destroy during its lifetime, this ugly state of lies and Vice… However, do not worry about the sad. The film will leave an indelible impression. Sadness, annoyance, incomprehension-Yes, a lot of things… Continue reading

JOSEPH BRODSKY: SKETCHES FOR THE RULES OF LIFE
Fragments of a speech by Joseph Brodsky to students at the University of Michigan on December 18, 1988, entitled "Speech at the Stadium". Joseph Brodsky: sketches for the rules of…

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Best film adaptations of modern and classical literature (part 1)
"Read this book, absolutely!"- advised me a friend at a literary forum, to which I, hearing a familiar name, replied with an invitation to view the film adaptation of the…

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How to remember what you read in books
Repetition Each of us faced the need to remember the information we read. Sometimes everything is easy to remember, and sometimes it takes a lot of time and effort. How…

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Methods of studying literature
One of the key tasks of literature theory is to define and construct a methodology for the study of literature as a phenomenon and object of interest in literary studies;…

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