The basis of this poem is an ancient Greek myth about how Orpheus, using his amazing music, tried to return his beloved Eurydice from the kingdom of the dead. Hades, the lord of the kingdom of the dead, promises to return her, but on one condition: on the way from the kingdom of the dead, Orpheus should not look at his beloved, who will follow him. But Orpheus could not stand it and turned around and lost Eurydice forever.
The poem “Autumn Day”, although included in the collection, which is not determining the work of Rilke, however, it is loved by many. Several translations into Russian are available.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez worked on the novel “One Hundred Years of Solitude” for eighteen months. For the sake of one of the most popular books of the 20th century, the writer risked everything: he refused the post of PR manager, laid down the car, stopped communicating with friends and put all the family problems on his wife’s shoulders. Finished in 1966, the work was first published in June 1967, in Buenos Aires. By the beginning of the XXI century, translated into thirty-five languages, “One Hundred Years of Solitude” had spread around the world with a circulation of more than thirty million copies.
Richard Bach’s short story “Jonathan Livingston Seagull” was first published in 1970. By 1972, the work reached a circulation of one million copies and gained worldwide fame.
“The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” – one of the most popular works of American writer Mark Twain. The story was first published in 1876. Already in 1877 it was published in the Russian Empire. At least nine translations into Russian are known, the most successful variant is often called the Korney Chukovsky variant.
“The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” is a novel by American writer Mark Twain, the sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, published in 1876. Twain worked on the work for about ten years. “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” was first published in 1884 in the United Kingdom. In 1885, the Concord Public Library (Massachusetts) called the novel “garbage suitable only for slums” and forbade it. Twain reacted with irony, writing to his publisher that, thanks to the decision of the library, “another 25 thousand copies of the book” could be sold.
The plot of the novel “The Adventures of Oliver Twist” is structured in such a way that the focus of the reader’s attention is a boy who is faced with an ungrateful reality. He is an orphan from the first minutes of his life. Oliver was not only deprived of all the benefits of a normal existence, but also grew very lonely, defenseless against an unfair fate.
Charles Dickens’ novel, Great Expectations, first saw the light of day in 1860. In it, the English prose writer raised and criticized the important for his time problem of socio-psychological disunity between the upper world and ordinary working people.
Collection “Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman (1855-1891)
The writer typed the first edition of the collection in his own right in 1855. It was carried out for the author’s money, without indicating his name. The book had 12 poems and untitled poems. The cover was dominated by green. Throughout his life, with each new edition, he replenished the collection, leaving the symbolic name “Leaves of Grass”. The third edition of 1860 consisted of about a hundred poems. The most recent 1891 edition is considered the “deathbed edition”.
An analysis of poem “Song of Myself” by Walt Whitman
The central place in the collection “Leaves of Grass” belongs to the poem “Song of Myself”, which has become a kind of poetic manifesto of the author. He began to write it back in 1855.