What is It really about?
Stephen king honestly told what was his inspiration for creating the most terrible “horror” of all time. How do you like this news? In his works, the famous writer relies…

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LISTENING TO THE WIND SONG: AUDIO POETRY, PART 1
5 centimeters per second 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…

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MODERN RUSSIAN LITERATURE: DMITRY BORTNIKOV
Russian contemporary literature: books that are worth reading What should I read from modern Russian literature? Ask this question in one of the online bookstores, and at best you will…

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poetry

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 striking example of this error is the case of Franz Kafka, who ordered his literary agent to destroy all unfinished works after his death. Fortunately for readers, the word given to the writer was broken, and the world saw the entire literary legacy of the great writer. Like Kafka, Vladimir Nabokov also bequeathed to burn his unfinished works, but his wife and son could not fulfill the Creator’s will. Continue reading

LISTENING TO THE WIND SONG: AUDIO POETRY, PART 1

5 centimeters per second

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

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 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

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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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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The place of women in literature (part 2)
Vivienne Haywood Eliot, English writer, author of a series of short stories. Her literary legacy was praised by Bertrand Russell, Gore Vidal, and her lyrics were praised by Virginia Woolf…

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Best film adaptations of modern and classical literature (part 2)
"Azazel» Based on a novel by Boris Akunin. Who is surprised-sit down quickly, but I think that "Azazel" is the most successful translation of Erast Fandorin's adventures on the screen.…

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