“Listen to the wind song” is Haruki Murakami’s first work. But I don’t want to go into the details and details of who this writer is, I hope you are very familiar with him yourself. At the moment, I have read many books by the Japanese, but the story “Listen to the song of the wind” somehow still did not have to deal with. When a person is already an established writer, and thousands of written pages have accumulated behind him, it is always interesting to retrospectively plunge into his past and get acquainted with his debut work. Continue reading
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
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 it be otherwise?? A righteous Martyr who gave his life in the name of others, both those who believed in him and those who did not believe in him. The problem of sacrifice is not less often raised in literature, and when both paths are intertwined, an indelible impression on the souls of readers is guaranteed. Continue reading
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 achievement can disrupt the basis of the order that, in fact, helped to reach the heights — painstaking work. We have already learned from the work of Scott Fitzgerald how a person reached unprecedented heights in his life, but, being a prisoner of his own charm, he could not return to the previous level. Continue reading
In this work, we propose to discover the rich and complex Kafkaesque world through one of its Central characters. In General, we will start our journey together with the inhabitant of this world – Josef K.
But first let’s imagine our hero, answering the question “Who is Joseph K.?”Josef K. is an employee of one of the banks in Prague. We know nothing and will never know anything about his past; this, as we will see, is very inherent in the way Kafka presents the main character. Continue reading