Haruki Murakami's "Pinball, 1973»
In the Rat trilogy, Pinball, 1973 is the second novel and simultaneously a continuation of the previously written work "Listen to the wind song". In addition, this is the second…

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Death
What does a person feel when they die? It is difficult to answer this question. Each of us thought about what was going on after death. It hurts, or on…

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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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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 and Ezra pound. But in search of Vivienne’s creative legacy, you will again come across the figure of a man. She used to be called not a writer, but the “mad Muse” of the great poet Thomas Stearns Eliot. Continue reading

The place of women in literature (part 1)

Why do we know so few women writers and why will this change in the twenty first century

Women’s text in literature for a very long time remained an unexplored black continent, a lost point of coordinates — “Big” (that is, masculine) prose ignored it. This is exactly what some literary critic (in this near future, a profeminist) will say in twenty or thirty years. This problem began to be discussed in the 60s. Continue reading

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. This range of feelings and experiences is achieved by creating an unpredictable plot, in which the reader (or viewer) evaluates the consequences of a particular incident. Usually, in a Thriller, the sense of suspense increases as the story approaches a climax, followed by an unforgettable ending. Continue reading

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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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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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The image of Christ in literature
It is difficult to imagine another image that would be found in literature so ubiquitous as the image of Jesus Christ. It is paradoxical that being an icon exclusively of…

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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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