10 little-known works of great writers that are definitely worth reading
It is difficult to find an educated person who would not know the names of these writers and poets. However, not all lovers of literature can say with confidence that they have read all the books of famous writers. Among the little-known books of famous writers there are real masterpieces, for unknown reasons, left without the attention of the mass reader. We offer to fill this gap and read the little-known books of famous writers from our review.
Joseph Brodsky, “Democracy!»
Fans of Joseph Brodsky can recite a lot of his poems, retell his prose. But here’s the play “Democracy!”it could well remain unread. Its full text was published only at the beginning of the XXI century, although he wrote “Democracy!”the author, approximately, in 1989-1990.
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Benjamin caverin, “in Front of the mirror»
The most famous work of Benjamin Kaverin is the novel “Two captains”, but with another novel – “in Front of the mirror” familiar to few. Someone Lisa’s story Turaevo seem boring, but for someone will be required reading. The elegant interweaving of historical documents in the narrative adds authenticity to the book.
Vladimir Nabokov, “Look at the harlequin»
Critics called the little-known novel “Lolita” a parody of Vladimir Nabokov’s autobiography. The biography of the writer in seven parts leaves ambiguous impression and actually should not be perceived as memoirs of the author. It should be remembered that the novel “Look at the harlequin”, despite some similarities with the events and experiences of Vladimir Nabokov, however, is entirely a work of art.
Daniel Defoe, “Further adventures of Robinson Crusoe»
English writer immediately after the publication of “Robinson Crusoe” wrote a continuation of the adventures of his hero. In them he returns to the island, finding life in the usual environment is extremely boring. After a rapid political career in the tribe of natives Robinson Crusoe is in Russia, where he will have to live for several months.
Oscar Wilde, “the Ballad of Reading gaol»
The famous writer created his works after he himself had a sad experience of serving a sentence in prison. Real stories, which Oscar Wilde met in prison, and then laid the Foundation of his poem, made a lasting impression on the writer at the time.
Jack London, the wanderer of the stars»
Despite the fact that the novel was based on the film “Jacket”, it is still not as popular as other works by Jack London. The hero of “the Wanderer on stars” learns to survive in intolerable conditions of the California prison where he should spend all life, serving sentence for murder.
Jerome David Salinger, “Birthday Boy»
A short story by the author of the novel “The catcher in the rye” has never been published, but on the world wide web, you can if you want to find copies of the work and its translation, including into Russian. The typewritten text is kept at the University of Texas, and the motives for not publishing the story are very simple. It is believed that the story was not going to print myself, though, because unlike other works, there is not the slightest hint of correction of the main character.
Ray Bradbury, “The Mask»
Ray Bradbury, having written only a part of “Masks”, put the work aside and did not return to its completion. In the future, the novel had to be restored from fragments of manuscripts. However, echoes of the unfinished novel can be found in the “Martian Chronicles”.
Francis Scott Fitzgerald, “I’ll die for you»
The collection of short stories by the famous American writer was first published many years after the death of Fitzgerald. In these works, the reader is presented with a completely different, unfamiliar and incomprehensible writer. Some stories leave behind a gloomy impression and allow you to look at the personality of Fitzgerald from the other side.
Françoise Sagan, “Tears in red wine»
The collection of stories by the French author includes those works of françoise Sagan, which were almost unknown to readers. However, the stories themselves are as charming as all the other works of the writer. Them back again and again rises the eternal theme of relationships between men and women.