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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What is the use of reading and why read a lot?
The availability of books We used to call ourselves a reading nation. Unfortunately, surveys show that this is far from the case. Over the past 10 years, the population of…

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BEST FILM ADAPTATIONS OF FICTION: CONTINUED (part 2)
«Norwegian wood» The film adaptation of the most popular novel abroad by Haruki Murakami. The Director is the French-Vietnamese Director Chan an hung, who did not distinguish himself in any…

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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 a large bag of chips in Moscow cost only six and a half rubles, far away in the West, a poet with the biblical name Joseph, not very well known at home, died. Brodsky, of course, did not manage to live up to the moment when every schoolchild would know about it. Continue reading

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

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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John Irving " a Prayer for Owen Meany»
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…

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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…

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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…

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