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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Wilkie Collins "the moonstone»
England has always been famous for its literary wealth, not an exception was the detective direction in British literature. Everyone knows the great names of Agatha Christie and sir Arthur…

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Wilkie Collins "the moonstone»
England has always been famous for its literary wealth, not an exception was the detective direction in British literature. Everyone knows the great names of Agatha Christie and sir Arthur…

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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

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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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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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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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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