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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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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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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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

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 man from a height and turns them into commodities. They, therefore, deprived the human world of its own value.» Karl Marx.
Once it was considered indecent to talk about money, the topic was unworthy of public attention not only because it was perceived as “low”, but also because not everyone had it, not for everyone it was achievable. Continue reading

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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YURI OLESHA NICKNAMED " WRITER»
My soul is the last atom your soul. <Yu. O.> Man lived, man wrote. Years passed, the man was forgotten. And they didn't remember much when they were alive. Not…

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"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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How to remember what you read in books
Repetition Each of us faced the need to remember the information we read. Sometimes everything is easy to remember, and sometimes it takes a lot of time and effort. How…

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