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…

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"Rules of wine-makers"
"Rules of wine-makers" is a book that has become one of the components of the worldwide success and recognition of John Irving. Critics noted that the writer chose not the…

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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…

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Monthly Archives: May 2018

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. How can this film be put on a par with the previous ones? Very simple and nothing at the same time. Here we are talking about good film adaptations, not just about absolute masterpieces. And “Azazel”, as a film adaptation, is good for almost everyone. Continue reading

Best film adaptations of modern and classical literature (part 1)

“Read this book, absolutely!”- advised me a friend at a literary forum, to which I, hearing a familiar name, replied with an invitation to view the film adaptation of the same name, one of the best films about the youth of the Soviet era. The exchange took place, and just a day later my friend got acquainted with the film, after which he expressed in this spirit that the film is not bad, but the book will be deeper. This little episode would have escaped my attention if I hadn’t recently finished reading the book and my verdict hadn’t been exactly the opposite. But it is the same… Continue reading

Haruki Murakami " Listen to the wind song»
"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…

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YURI OLESHA NICKNAMED " WRITER»
My soul is the last atom your soul. <Yu. O.> Man lived, man wrote. Years passed, the man was forgotten. And they didn't remember much when they were alive. Not…

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How to remember what you read in books
Repetition Each of us faced the need to remember the information we read. Sometimes everything is easy to remember, and sometimes it takes a lot of time and effort. How…

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WRITTEN BY SERGEY DOVLATOV
Starting to talk about Sergei Dovlatov, it is difficult to resist the temptation to Preface the speech with a particularly witty quote from his works. I will not do this…

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