Top 5 tips for those who like to read a lot
Reading and taking notes No matter how good your memory is, you can't remember everything you read. You never know what you might find useful-interesting facts, historical events, dates, or…

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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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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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LISTENING TO THE WIND SONG: AUDIO POETRY, PART 1

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Some poets say that poems can’t be read aloud, that you can only say them to yourself, with your inner voice. This is a very sound idea, but… personally, for me, acquaintance with many poems began with the voice and intonation of a stranger. Of course, most of the audio poetry was drawn from songs: both well-known romances and compositions not very familiar to the General public. But I’ll write about the songs some other time. Today we will focus on the art of reading. Continue reading

WRITTEN BY SERGEY DOVLATOV
Starting to talk about Sergei Dovlatov, it is difficult to resist the temptation to Preface the speech with a particularly witty quote from his works. I will not do this…

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Wilkie Collins "the moonstone»
England has always been famous for its literary wealth, not an exception was the detective direction in British literature. Everyone knows the great names of Agatha Christie and sir Arthur…

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Writers who burned their works
This may be a gross misconception, but from a literary perspective, it seems somewhat erroneous and even painful to ask many authors to burn unfinished works after their death. A…

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Fundamentals of the theory of literature
The first thing to learn about the basics of literary theory is what literature itself is in General. Literature (Latin litteratura-written) is a set of speech structures captured in oral…

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