"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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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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John Irving " a Prayer for Owen Meany»
Every sphere of human activity is imbued with a religious component, especially its direct reflection — literature. Probably, the image of Christ is more often found in books. How could…

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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

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 formal and substantive features. In General, genre as a category is inherent in the typology of almost any art, and not only artistic literary studies. Since the literary genre is almost the most detailed stage in typology, it is complex and ambiguous. Continue reading

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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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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How and where can I sell old books?
What books are hard to sell Sooner or later, many people have a question: where to put the old books? We will not consider the option of throwing it out.…

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NO, WE DON'T NEED A SALINGER LIKE THAT!
It's easy to write bad things about a good movie, even easier to write bad things. But how to write about a bad movie that is dedicated... Salinger... about the…

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