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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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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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

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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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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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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Methods of studying literature
One of the key tasks of literature theory is to define and construct a methodology for the study of literature as a phenomenon and object of interest in literary studies;…

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