Who was the real prototype of Dr. Faust, and why in the XVI century believed that he sold his soul to the devil
The story of the alchemist and the scientist who sold his soul to the devil is known all over the world. Despite the obviously mystical motives, Dr. Faust has a…

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Irina Erenburg and she Paleeva: Wonderful story of mutual rescue the daughter of a famous writer and girls, nearly shot by the Nazis
The fate of Irina Erenburg and Feiga Fishman unthinkable way crossed in a time of war. The adult woman and the teenage girl by then already both knew bitterness of…

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Monthly Archives: April 2017

7 books, all the wisdom of which becomes clear only in adulthood

Many books of classics are recommended for reading in the school curriculum or extracurricular reading. But in fact, even high school students are not always able to fully understand the meaning of the work. The experiences of the characters and the reasons for their actions are understandable only to people who have behind shoulders already have some experience. In today’s collection of books recommended for reading in adulthood.

Ivan Goncharov, “Oblomov»

When reading the novel by Ivan Goncharov in adulthood, it suddenly turns out that there are no negative and positive characters in it. Everything, as in life: there is no only black and white. Continue reading

10 books that made their authors millionaires

Many writers dream of a book that will not only make the author famous, but also bring him a very solid fees. Some of them succeed. Their books are published in millions of copies, works are filmed, produce Souvenirs with heroes and, accordingly, all this brings writers a very decent income. In our collection of books, the authors of which have become millionaires thanks to their creativity.

A series of books about Harry Potter, JK Rowling

The author of books about Harry Potter knows what unemployment, need and unhappy love are. However, the first book about the boy wizard have made Rowling famous. Continue reading

6 books, the authors of which tried to write a continuation of the “Master and Margarita” Bulgakov

The brilliant work of Mikhail Bulgakov “the Master and Margarita” for many years does not give rest to other authors. They try to imagine how could the events of the novel further, and even transfer characters to another time and other circumstances. We have collected information about six authors who declared their books as a continuation of the immortal work of Mikhail Bulgakov.

Igor Aronov, “an Incredible bet, or the return of Woland»

Although the author claims that his book is not a continuation of the novel, but in his work there is Woland, who appeared to a simple journalist with a lucrative offer: to sell his soul to the devil in exchange for fame and a happy life. Continue reading

The arbiter of fate: How did the famous Russian writers of the Silver age get a start in life thanks to Zinaida hippius
Perhaps, there was no more controversial figure in the Russian literary society of the Silver age than Zinaida hippius. She was considered one of the most beautiful and intelligent women…

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Why Dumas distorted the story of the real "count of Monte Cristo" and hid who he really was
The writer Alexander Dumas was a very prolific and successful author. His novels were read by many generations in all countries of the world. Where did he get the stories…

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7 important books for those who want to understand art well
Culture and art are an integral part of human life. However, often trips to museums and exhibitions quite insufficient for a deep understanding of the subject. In this case, you…

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What was fantasy before "the Hobbit" and "the Lord of the rings": 10 stories that inspired Tolkien
For many readers journey in genre fantasy began with Professor John Ronald Ruel Tolkien. "Hobbit", "Lord of the rings" or even Peter Jackson's screen version... these stories "hooked" millions of…

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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…

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