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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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…

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My friend the writer mark TWAIN
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…

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memorization

Terry Pratchett’s Discworld tour

One of the main “storytellers” of our time, Terry Pratchett is dead for several years, but his books continue to occupy high places in all sorts of ratings and win the hearts of new readers. Pratchett’s Discworld rightfully occupies a roughly equal place on the Olympus of science fiction along with Tolkien’s middle-Earth or JK Rowling’s world of wizards. But unlike the last two writers, Pratchett was not so linear in his work; the universe he created is truly different from anything that fans of science fiction have ever encountered in their lives. Continue reading

The image of Christ in literature

It is difficult to imagine another image that would be found in literature so ubiquitous as the image of Jesus Christ. It is paradoxical that being an icon exclusively of the Christian world, Jesus is recognizable (precisely recognized, not recognized) in absolutely any other faith: Islam, Buddhism, etc.Speaking of the image of Christ in literature, I do not mean a certain figure with a crown of thorns on his head and wedges in his hands, but rather a symbolic personification of his fate (suffering, self-sacrifice, benefits) in the face of individuals, objects and entire settlements. Continue reading

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 quite often before, and not all of them were characterized by such a high level of technological innovation, as in the above-mentioned book. Most often they are about enslaved societies, socially oppressed circles of people. One of the most famous examples of such a dystopian novel is considered to be George Orwell’s “1984”, which gave life to the catch phrase” Big Brother is watching you”, thereby embodying life under the microscope. 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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Terry Pratchett's Discworld tour
One of the main "storytellers" of our time, Terry Pratchett is dead for several years, but his books continue to occupy high places in all sorts of ratings and win…

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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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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…

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