The Little Prince describes his journey from planet to planet, each tiny world populated by a single adult. It's a wonderfully inventive sequence, which evokes not only the great fairy tales but also such monuments of postmodern whimsy. The author pokes s
«Звук и ярость» – главный роман Фолкнера, не единожды экранизированный, входящий в список 100 лучших англоязычных романов по версии журнала «Time». Роман, о котором не устают спорить до сих пор. Это фантастически виртуозное по форме повествование, в котором не так просто разобраться. Самым значительным художественным открытием писателя стало то, что в...
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William Golding's compelling story about a group of very ordinary small boys marooned on a coral island has become a modern classic. At first it seems as though it is all going to be great fun; but the fun before long becomes furious?
The novel's first-person protagonist, an unnamed vagrant with intellectual leanings, probably in his late twenties, wanders the streets of Norway's capital in pursuit of nourishment. In four episodes he meets a number of more or less mysterious persons, t
Novel by Theodore Dreiser, published in 1911. It exemplifies the naturalism of which Dreiser was a proponent, telling the unhappy story of a working-class woman who accepts all the adversity life visits on her and becomes the mistress of two wealthy and p
The book pops up before the controversy of Libro de Manuel which synthetizes politics and social narration into a new prodigious genre. Themes: threshold between conventional and fantastic, love, dream, sickness, death, infancy, the perfect geometry behin
In Mrs Dalloway, all of the action, except flashbacks, takes place on a day in June. It is an example of free indirect discourse storytelling (not stream of consciousness because this story moves between the consciousnesses of every character in a form of
Novel by Theodore Dreiser, published in 1925. It is a complex and compassionate account of the life and death of a young antihero named Clyde Griffiths. The novel begins with Clyde's blighted background, recounts his path to success, and culminates in his
Idealistic young scientist Henry Jekyll struggles to unlock the secrets of the soul. Testing chemicals in his lab, he drinks a mixture he hopes will isolateand eliminatehuman evil. Instead it unleashes the dark forces within him, transforming him into t