15 famous writers, whose real names few people remember
Very often creative people prefer to use their real names in public life. For some, this is a way to divide activities, for others – the opportunity not to put…

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The irreparable loss of Agniya Barto: From what troubles the poet sought salvation in creativity
February 17 marks 113 years since the birth of the famous Soviet writer, author of poems for children Agni Barto. Her books were published in huge editions, poems translated into…

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Natalia Alekseeva

10 fascinating books about forbidden feelings

Books about the feelings that arise between a man and a woman, always interesting and exciting. Someone finds in them answers to their questions, someone adopts the experience of literary heroes. Unfortunately, both in life and in literature, the relationship between two people does not always fit into the generally accepted framework and laws. In our collection – fascinating books about the feelings that have for some reason to hide.

Michael Ondaatje, “the English patient»

Michael Ondatzhe’s book contains so many events and memories that the story of the forbidden love of an English patient for a married lady does not seem to be the main one. Continue reading

Was there a real prototype of the vampire Gella from the novel "the Master and Margarita" by Bulgakov
A lot of researches of Mikhail Bulgakov's novel "Master and Margarita" have been carried out. It seems that there is not a single white spot left in this work, everything…

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Personal order of comrade Stalin: 5 books that were written on the instructions of the "leader of the peoples»
Works written by Soviet authors in the period of formation and heyday of the USSR, today is quite difficult to perceive by readers. Some of the writers believed in Communist…

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Why not children's retellings of the tales of Bozhena Nemtsova caused a scandal:"Three nuts for Cinderella", etc
It is surprising that the Slavic children know Charles Perrault and the brothers Grimm and bad — Bozhen Nemtsov, the legendary Czech collector of fairy tales. The Czechs themselves consider…

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No country, no churchyard: Why the body of Joseph Brodsky was buried only a year and a half after his departure
The fate of the brilliant poet Joseph Brodsky was not always kind to him. At home, he was persecuted, he was placed in a psychiatric clinic, and after emigration was…

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Poet Vladislav Khodasevich and his young Muse: "All the time about you, day and night about one you…»
They met once, to firmly tie the knot. Vladislav Khodasevich was one of the best poets of the Silver age, Nina Berberova – his young Muse, who later became a…

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