Tagged: classic-literature

Maria, Masha, Mary, Mashenka…

All the most powerful emotions come from chaos – fear, anger, love – especially love. Love is chaos itself. Kirsten Miller The novel Mary was written in 1926 by the 27-year-old Nabokov (under the pseudonym Sirin) and published in Berlin. I know people often think that this book is the story about ‘the first love,’ but it is more complicated than that. The book is about the final break up of...

10 Eye-Opening Writing Rituals from Great Writers

The author should die once he has finished writing. So as not to trouble the path of the text. Umberto Eco The truth is (social distancing or not), I am still a very disorganised author. How could I publish so many books? 🤨 I don’t know.  That’s why I’m diving in into some rituals of the greatest, in hope to learn a thing or two… or to find the answers.  Kazuo Ishiguro...

Best horror books by Russian writers (19th century)

Everyone needs to experience Russian literature at some time… so why not now? 👻 #1 Nikolai Gogol and his awesome Viy – a horror novella, published in 1835. The title is also the name of the demonic creature, the main hero of the plot. Every summer, a large procession of students moving around the area as they travel home. However, the group in the novel is reduced to three students: the theologian...