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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Terry Pratchett's Discworld tour
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…

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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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CONVERSATION WITH THE CELESTIAL: JOSEPH BRODSKY

But even the thought of-what’s his name? – immortality
there is a thought of solitude, my friend.
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Conversation with the celestial

When I was seven years old, and a large bag of chips in Moscow cost only six and a half rubles, far away in the West, a poet with the biblical name Joseph, not very well known at home, died. Brodsky, of course, did not manage to live up to the moment when every schoolchild would know about it. Continue reading

10 ways to read more books
Love of reading In our fast-moving age, many people face a lack of time. There is too much to do in 24 hours – work, family, socializing with friends. It…

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My friend the writer mark TWAIN
What's the name of the best book you've ever read? A difficult question What a difficult question for a person whose favorite activity throughout life, starting from early childhood, is…

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John Irving " the World through GARP's eyes»
Critics have long called John Irving a modern classic, and I am only more convinced of this with each of his new books I read. In the novel "the World…

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History of the Thriller genre in literature
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.…

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