Critics have long called John Irving a modern classic, and I am only more convinced of this with each of his new books I read. In the novel “the World through the eyes of GARP” Irving again creates a whole range of surrealism mixed with the ordinary realism, no less outstanding is the range of characters in the book. But under all these layers of artistic component, it is extremely difficult to discern the author’s attitude to his characters: does he respect them, is he critical or neutral? Continue reading
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 it be otherwise?? A righteous Martyr who gave his life in the name of others, both those who believed in him and those who did not believe in him. The problem of sacrifice is not less often raised in literature, and when both paths are intertwined, an indelible impression on the souls of readers is guaranteed. Continue reading
What’s the name of the best book you’ve ever read?
A difficult question
What a difficult question for a person whose favorite activity throughout life, starting from early childhood, is reading books! Reading, rereading your favorite authors, discovering new things in different periods — can there be a more exciting activity? Continue reading