10 ways to read more books
Love of reading In our fast-moving age, many people face a lack of time. There is too much to do in 24 hours – work, family, socializing with friends. It…

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José Saramago's "death with Interruptions»
Resounding success and public recognition can play a cruel joke on a person. By nature, we are very vulnerable creatures, susceptible to external pleasant stimuli, emotionally unstable, so any significant…

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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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The place of women in literature (part 2)

Vivienne Haywood Eliot,
English writer, author of a series of short stories.
Her literary legacy was praised by Bertrand Russell, Gore Vidal, and her lyrics were praised by Virginia Woolf and Ezra pound. But in search of Vivienne’s creative legacy, you will again come across the figure of a man. She used to be called not a writer, but the “mad Muse” of the great poet Thomas Stearns Eliot. 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 while. Rather the opposite – in some places it is quite ” bad ” book, if such a turn is generally applicable to literary works. Such reading is more likely to be called quite dark, repulsive and unpleasant; but after reading it, you will certainly have a question: how did the author manage to squeeze so much into a very small work?? Continue reading

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 Conan Doyle. True fans of detective stories still savor the works of Edgar PoE, although they did not differ in particularly outstanding volumes. But the real progenitor of the detective genre in England must be considered Wilkie Collins, because it was this writer who first used those techniques in literature that later became fundamental for the entire genre. Continue reading

Writers who burned their works
This may be a gross misconception, but from a literary perspective, it seems somewhat erroneous and even painful to ask many authors to burn unfinished works after their death. A…

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Learn to read quickly and remember what you read
Repetition In our time, the ability to read quickly becomes a necessity. This skill will be useful for schoolchildren, students, people of various professions, and fans of reading books online.…

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History of the dystopian genre in literature
Recently, such works as" the Hunger games " have created a huge furor in society, especially among those members who are interested in dystopian books. But we have read dystopias…

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MODERN RUSSIAN LITERATURE: DMITRY BORTNIKOV
Russian contemporary literature: books that are worth reading What should I read from modern Russian literature? Ask this question in one of the online bookstores, and at best you will…

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