John Irving " a Prayer for Owen Meany»
Every sphere of human activity is imbued with a religious component, especially its direct reflection — literature. Probably, the image of Christ is more often found in books. How could…

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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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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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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 quite often before, and not all of them were characterized by such a high level of technological innovation, as in the above-mentioned book. Most often they are about enslaved societies, socially oppressed circles of people. One of the most famous examples of such a dystopian novel is considered to be George Orwell’s “1984”, which gave life to the catch phrase” Big Brother is watching you”, thereby embodying life under the microscope. Continue reading

NO, WE DON'T NEED A SALINGER LIKE THAT!
It's easy to write bad things about a good movie, even easier to write bad things. But how to write about a bad movie that is dedicated... Salinger... about the…

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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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How and where can I sell old books?
What books are hard to sell Sooner or later, many people have a question: where to put the old books? We will not consider the option of throwing it out.…

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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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