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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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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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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Monthly Archives: November 2018

Fundamentals of the theory of literature

The first thing to learn about the basics of literary theory is what literature itself is in General. Literature (Latin litteratura-written) is a set of speech structures captured in oral and written form (literature and writing); that is, literature is a note on the refrigerator about cutlets on the stove, and a folklore proverb passed from mouth to mouth, as well as any epic or novel that occupies hundreds of printed pages. Continue reading

Literary genre

Literary genre – historically and culturally developed typology (not to be confused with “typification”) of works, carried out within genera and species, respectively literary, according to a complex system of formal and substantive features. In General, genre as a category is inherent in the typology of almost any art, and not only artistic literary studies. Since the literary genre is almost the most detailed stage in typology, it is complex and ambiguous. Continue reading

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; therefore, it is time to start considering methods of studying literature. These methods, which are principles, methods and techniques in the study of their actual subject, are determined by the latter, in the case of each method its own (but not exclusively).Therefore, when talking about the method of studying literature, both in its totality and when considering a particular method, it should be remembered its connection with its research subject. Continue reading

"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 FIRST FILM ADAPTATION OF HARUKI MURAKAMI: "LISTEN TO THE WIND SONG»
"Hey, you! Go back to your moon! "Dance, Dance, Dance" By H. Murakami "Listen to the song of the wind" - a novel is quite capacious, light, friendly and easy-the…

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Money, money, money
Money is a means or purpose of life? "Money, not Morality, is the main principle of social relations of a civilized nation."Thomas Jefferson "Money brings down all the gods of…

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Literature – what is it
If you, the reader, have asked the question: "literature – what is It?"and I would like to get a succinct answer, but still true and scientific, then you turned to…

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