BEST FILM ADAPTATIONS OF FICTION: CONTINUED (part 1)
Best film adaptations of fiction: continued A good adaptation of the book - not so rare guest at the table of kinoguitan. This is a definite plus. But a bad…

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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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What is It really about?
Stephen king honestly told what was his inspiration for creating the most terrible “horror” of all time. How do you like this news? In his works, the famous writer relies…

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Adolfo Sanchez Vasquez. Kafka’s character Joseph K

In this work, we propose to discover the rich and complex Kafkaesque world through one of its Central characters. In General, we will start our journey together with the inhabitant of this world – Josef K.

But first let’s imagine our hero, answering the question “Who is Joseph K.?”Josef K. is an employee of one of the banks in Prague. We know nothing and will never know anything about his past; this, as we will see, is very inherent in the way Kafka presents the main character. 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 most successful title for his novel, losing a share of commercial appeal. The literal translation of the title of the book from English sounds like “Rules of the house of cider”, in some versions this name is used, but for us it has become much more familiar version of “rules of wine makers”. So what are these rules, and what does the winemakers have to do with it? Continue reading

Methods of studying literature

One of the key tasks of literature theory is to define and construct a methodology for the study of literature as a phenomenon and object of interest in literary studies; therefore, it is time to start considering methods of studying literature. These methods, which are principles, methods and techniques in the study of their actual subject, are determined by the latter, in the case of each method its own (but not exclusively).Therefore, when talking about the method of studying literature, both in its totality and when considering a particular method, it should be remembered its connection with its research subject. 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…

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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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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…

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History of the Thriller genre in literature
The usual Thriller genre is characterized by its uncertainty and constant intensity of passions, which together produce a mixed feeling of anxiety and fascination mixed with fear and even fear.…

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