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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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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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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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 through the eyes of GARP” Irving again creates a whole range of surrealism mixed with the ordinary realism, no less outstanding is the range of characters in the book. But under all these layers of artistic component, it is extremely difficult to discern the author’s attitude to his characters: does he respect them, is he critical or neutral? Continue reading

History of the dystopian genre in literature
Recently, such works as" the Hunger games " have created a huge furor in society, especially among those members who are interested in dystopian books. But we have read dystopias…

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Literary type
A literary type is a group of typologies (not to be confused with "typification") in literary studies that is performed within the category of the literary genus (see the article).…

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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. <I. B.> Conversation with the celestial When I was seven years old, and…

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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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