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…

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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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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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The place of women in literature (part 1)

Why do we know so few women writers and why will this change in the twenty first century

Women’s text in literature for a very long time remained an unexplored black continent, a lost point of coordinates — “Big” (that is, masculine) prose ignored it. This is exactly what some literary critic (in this near future, a profeminist) will say in twenty or thirty years. This problem began to be discussed in the 60s. Continue reading

Haruki Murakami’s “Pinball, 1973»

In the Rat trilogy, Pinball, 1973 is the second novel and simultaneously a continuation of the previously written work “Listen to the wind song”. In addition, this is the second work, written and published Haruki of Murakami. In every way, Pinball 1973 was a deeper and more intense book than Listen to the wind. Including in terms of content. The main character is not named. The main character is the narrator – a certain “I”. As in the first book, Pinball, 1973 also has a lot of beer and cigarettes, but quite a few actions and logical events. Continue reading

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

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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John Irving " the World through GARP's eyes»
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…

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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…

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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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