The Last of the Stanfields – Marc Levy’s full of echo book

In two distant lands, George-Harrison and Eleanor-Rigby – unknown to each other – received an anonymous letter with similar content accusing their mother of having committed a sin and having a different life. what they know. What sins have these two mothers committed in the past?

With Eleanor and George-Harrison, Marc Levy takes his readers on an adventure to occupied France in the summer of 1944, then to Baltimore in the 1980s and back to present-day London to uncover a secret that haunted. image for three generations in one family. The lies have drawn them together, but it is love that keeps them together.

Smart storytelling

Marc Levy doesn’t create his own storyteller. The story is told from the perspective of many related characters. Thoroughly understand their personality, feelings and reasons for all actions, even the craziest selfishness.

Halfway through the story, a few character revelations seem to answer the puzzle of the secret. By the time the last page closes, we have a clear look at the hidden things. The previous revelations seem to be a lie. Marc Levy does not have to work to explain everything, he is just a guide, finding “beautiful ideas” or not depends on the reader.

When we fold the book, we cannot tell who is right from wrong. To empathize, readers are forced to stand in the character position and wonder, what should I do? Because we have to explain ourselves for what we just observed, so through each person’s perception, the story will naturally have different versions. The preface at the beginning of the book reads: “Each story has three versions: your version, my version… and the correct version. No one is lying. ” (Robert Evans).

The social situation is cleverly integrated

The last of Stanfield is a story told over three generations. It is easy to understand when at each stage of society there will be its own problems. Society as well as human beings, such a living organism has its own problems. Marc Levy does not describe directly but is hidden in each page of each character’s life and mind. It is a clever and wise integration.

The Last of the Stanfields
The Last of the Stanfields

Eleanor-Rigby is typical of the people of a time of development. That development leads to an endlessly fast rotation of life. Eleanor-Rigby really doesn’t even have time for a serious love relationship. Her love life is “encapsulated in both a rare and short glamorous role”. Her dream is simple: “Sprawled out on a smooth bucket, there is a tray of food to sip while watching TV and the whole family is within reach”.

Sally and May represent American girls in the 1980s. American society at that time had many problems with gender equality. The women wanted to rise up to escape the control of the men who looked down on women and regarded women as inferior. Two talented and beautiful girls with high and beautiful ideals but cannot overcome a society dominated by power. Ideally, truth should not exist for money to continue its rise to its hegemonic role.

About the author Marc Levy

Marc Levy
Marc Levy

Marc Levy is French but has lived in America for many years. He joined the Red Cross, started a computer graphics company, and after failing, he started with architecture again. However, Marc Levy is most successful when he holds a pen. Currently, in addition to writing, he is also involved in directing a number of films. His books have been translated into 37 languages and become bestsellers worldwide. The most important works of Marc Levy are: If Only It Were True, Finding You, Seven Days for an Eternity, In Another Life, The Shadow Thief, The Strange Journey of Mr. Daldry, Replay, Stronger than Fear, Another Idea of Happiness, P.S. from Paris, … Most of these novels have been made into popular movies.


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It had to be you – Happiness is not a love song

It had to be you is a novel by American author Susan Elizabeth Phillips. It can be said that this is a work full of rebellion, although it was born in 1994, but up to now, many readers must still be “shocked” with the rebellion it brings.

However, behind the daring and disruptive content, the book contains many beautiful and contemplative human values.

The main character of the work is Phoebe, a girl who is not afraid of heaven, not afraid of the earth, and lives in accordance with the type of girl “long-haired short” or heard about in modern society. She became even more ostentatious and arrogant after inheriting a huge fortune with a football team, considered a legend in that area, from her “distant” father just passed away. She casually accepted the tattooed and contemptuous gazes of others without explanation. But behind the shell of her arrogance, who knows is a past full of wounds that have never been healed.

Happiness is a choice

Happiness is not a natural thing, but it comes from the choices and sacrifices of each human being. However, for some people, it is an easy and right choice, but for some, it is an extremely difficult choice, because for them to pursue happiness or to decline is also wrong. left. Phoebe was the second type of person, she had long ago let go of all these delusional happy things. A past too many bad things, too much pain no one understood, took all her weaknesses and hopes away. The life she lived through was nothing but wrong, wrongs became obvious, even became Phoebe’s own strength.

It had to be you
It had to be you

As for Tom, he has a free life, has beautiful desires for love and happiness, but more than once he is disappointed by the ugly reality of life. But he is much luckier than Phoebe, his heart is always full of enthusiasm and vitality with life.

Two people, who seemed to belong to two different worlds, were attracted to each other and that attraction also seemed to be the only thing that existed between the two. Because one person has accepted to let go of happiness, another does not think that he will put happiness in another person. But then after countless contempt, misunderstandings, quarrels, Tom gradually realizes and understands Phoebe’s deep trauma, Phoebe is also burned by the fire where Tom softens the devastation in the spirit. my soul. When Tom and Phoebe didn’t even know if it was happiness, their souls unconsciously chose each other.

Happiness is a surprise

Phoebe never thought in this life that she would find a person who could love, cherish her, could get rid of her past, could protect her from the old ghosts surrounded by spirits. soul. Tom never thought, the woman who would give him home was a wild girl with beaded sunglasses, but no freckles on her cheeks.

Happiness is like a purple seashell on the sand. If the waves have not gone through the waves, have not waited for the endless years, the seashell will not reach the sand, and the boy, if he does not think that the seashell is white, he will not be happy and treasured. that when she found the purple cockle.

Happiness is sometimes not about having what you want to have, but just wanting to appreciate what you have.

Happiness is not a love song

Not beautiful like the lyrics of the song and not as short as that. Happiness is often filled with tragedy and pain that is hard to say. But it will be the last thing that exists, making people’s hearts peaceful.

A guy playing with a petty petty bitch, outsiders would talk about Tom and Phoebe like that. Their happiness and love are hard to write into lyrics of love songs, hard to touch listeners. But the wounds in that little girl’s heart touched the player’s heart, and only she knew that the dream that always remained in the playboy’s mind was so gentle.

It Had To Be You is a novel that touches a lot of readers’ emotions. It’s deep, bold, bold, and touching. In addition, it also shows new concepts about happiness, love, and especially the value of women.


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Anne of Green Gables – A Sweet Experience With Little Anne

Anne of Green Gables is an interesting story about the life of Anne, a bright red-haired girl with no parents. The story begins when a couple mistook her for adoption, it was the sweetest mistake of Anne’s life and that family. Green Gables is a beautiful place with Anne, accompanying her all the way through her life with honest and wonderful people.

The book is the first work of writer Lucy Maud Montgomery in the classic series about the little girl Anne has achieved great success. Background story in dreamland on the island of Prince Edward, eastern Canada.

Join us to find out how Anne’s story unfolded.

1. The story conveys a gentle and profound humanistic lesson

The story about human love, people with different circumstances and personalities but honesty and compassion. Like liana, intertwined firmly and firmly, relying on each other to find meaning in life, because the opponent is sweet, determined, strong, although each has its own limitations. They are fragile, love each other and overcome everyday suffering and sorrow.

Anne of Green Gables
Anne of Green Gables

A quiet, mischievous, but industrious Matthew, and in some way persistent but lovable. He is not good at expressing thoughts and often uses actions to prove his will. Marilla Cuthbert is frank, hard-tempered, but sometimes understanding and patient. From the moment they met Anne, their hidden traits showed themselves, and realized how new they were. Anne really made the old couple young again, joy gradually rekindled in the peaceful Green Gables.

The lesson of friendship is the close bond between the two girls Anne and Diana, experiencing a fierce childhood together, sharing the most hidden secrets. These are idle, childish anger towards his opposite-friend Gilbert Blythe. All create a colorful picture.

2. Red-haired Anne, who brings an immense love of her imagination.

Anne is the girl who can make the world love her. She optimistic about life, for the world is always new and attractive. Anne loves everything she sees or comes across. Not because she has a happy and relaxed life, but her life is also full of unhappiness. She knows that most clearly, but not because of that, life becomes distorted. She chooses imagination as a gift from heaven. Maybe that’s why she so strongly overcome reality with the beautiful things in her mind. But the most important thing Anne has is belief, belief in life. She believes in people’s hearts, believes that the world is not meant to be harsh to her and believes that she is always happy.

“Oh, they mean well – I know they want to be as nice and kind as possible. As long as people mean well to me, I won’t mind if they don’t – always. They have a lot to worry about, you know. Having a drunk husband must work hard, and twins three times in a row must do the same, don’t you think? But I feel sure they want to be nice to me. ”

A dreamy but knowledgeable baby, intelligent and interesting. Seemingly opposite but extremely reasonable. Lucy Maud Montgomery’s attractive writing is enough to make Anne stand out, brilliant in the eyes of readers. She is more mature than her peers, able to express her words fluently and accurately that many adults cannot do. But Anne is just a little girl who easily loves the world around her, is curious and wants to discover everything, makes mistakes and corrects, then gradually grows up and has ambitions, stumbles …


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The Fault in Our Stars – Discover beauty in a special love

The Fault in Our Stars is the most tragic and ambitious work of John Green. The work is about the life and true love of two young people in difficult circumstances, but thanks to that, it helps the reader to have a funny look and a gentle acceptance of fate.

Although it is focused on an eternal theme – love, the work is not as romantic with a sunset on the sea as any other love work. In the work, readers will witness a profound sentiment of modern times in which the two main characters help each other and improve together. Readers will see a love of youth in a special modern-day situation. A time when cancer was so raging that it haunted everyone.

Readers will laugh and then cry as they turn and read the pages of John Green’s books. That talented pen has strongly destroyed the reader’s emotions when bringing tons of perfect comedy and tragedy through 360 pages of the book.

Will we be loved?

Not pessimistic and tragic as readers think. Hazel is stinging but still witty with life, with what is still going on around her. “Boring like a box” was what she thought of Mutuality – a gathering place for people in the same situation. A handsome character appeared named Augustus Waters and a painful and energetic love story for the Net generation was born. Hazel’s life was written next in a way she never thought of.

The fault in our stars

With profound knowledge in psychology, the work even mentioned Maslow’s Tower of Needs in the conversation of two young people. Once the physiological needs of food and water needs are satisfied, people move to the next floor of the demand pyramid. The pyramid of needs includes: physiological, safety, social, valued, and demonstrated needs.

When it comes to the Tower of Demand, Hazel feels mentally guilty as she is stuck on the level of safety needs. She is inferior when she is in no health so she cannot come up with love, respect or anything else. Fully exploiting the psychology of the character, John Green allows readers to feel the suffering of the young girl. Readers understand Hazel’s pain not only physically but also mentally. Readers see the inferiority complex of the young girl when she thinks that she has an inferior status compared to others.

Everyone deserves to be loved and family is a solid fulcrum

August helped her overcome her inferiority complex. August showed her that she was loved not because she was sick. August is “burning like a Christmas tree, from chest to left hip to liver, all over the body”, both characters understand its meaning. August loves Hazel because she’s wonderful, and he wants to extend his life to “disturb” her a little longer.

The fault in our stars movie

Readers will feel the love of a young romantic couple in their own way. They fight cancer as they do themselves. They helped each other through the chemotherapy days “gently”. Readers will see the optimism of a spirit of guilt through each page of the book. They deserve to be loved like everyone else.

Besides, when reading the work, readers will deeply feel the loving embrace that the families of the two characters give them. The loved ones of the two main characters are not sad at all. They accept softly, as is the case, they are strong and filled with love.

The love beauty of the young couple and the warmth of the family …

That is a deep feeling that readers will recognize when “sipping” each page of the book. Rarely is there a work that readers can fully experience such as John Green’s “The fault in our stars”.

John Green wrote books for young readers, but his voice was so casual that it escaped any reader classification system. This work he wrote for younger age is for young people. The work received a lot of praise and admiration from colleagues in all aspects. Readers will find that the small amount of time spent reading the book is completely worth it.

Let’s laugh and cry together and feel under that talented pen.


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The Picture of Dorian Gray – Mirror reflecting the soul

“The picture of Dorian Gray” is the only novel by Oscar Wilde and is one of the most influential works in Western literature, about a young man as pure as a white rose who sold his soul to keep the youth forever.

“The picture of Dorian Gray” has been reprinted several times, has been adapted into a film, inspiring many comic books, songs, musicals and poetry. Even Dorian Gray is also used as a term to call the old age fear syndrome and love the perfection of the appearance.

So, let’s see why this novel became phenomenal and controversial in English literature at that time.

Prayer or curse?

Set in Victorian England, the story tells the life of nobleman Dorian Gray has perfect beauty, in a relationship with painter Basil Hallward and aristocrat Henry Wotton.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

With a passion that is almost adoring the beautiful appearance of Dorian, genius painter Basil spent all his heart and love sincerely to paint an extremely vivid portrait. On the other hand, after a few conversations with Henry Wotton, slowly being deeply influenced by hustle and bustle, Dorian realized that one day, beauty would fade, so standing in front of Basil’s painting, he wished that he will keep his youth no matter what. The strange thing happened, eighteen years later, the beauty of Dorian Gray still has not been eroded by time, but the portrait is increasingly devastated and deformed. To protect this secret, Dorian executed his fiancée, killing Basil. He slid down the path of depravity … until he longed for reimbursement to free his torments.

“The Picture of Dorian Gray” exploits the familiar motif “contract with the devil” and is heavily influenced by “Faust” by Goethe. But in a dreamy, romantic style with the way Oscar Wilde plays with words, the work becomes an art of direct beauty right from the letter.

“Art is a mirror that reflects the viewer” – Oscar Wilde

Dorian Gray and the portrait of Basil painted him both embodiment of beauty.

Dorian is physical beauty and his portrait paints him an artistic beauty. Tragedy occurs when physical beauty suddenly realizes that she is not as permanent as the beauty of art and makes a trade-off, despite the art’s destruction. Dorian had a beautiful and everlasting youth, but he had not resisted the instinct of the flesh, of pleasure, of the worst aspects of his soul, and each of his crimes left a mark. press on the picture.

Basil is an artist in pursuit of beauty, he puts his whole self and even his sincere love into art to create a beautiful work.

Henry represents extreme satire towards people and contemporary society. The cunning and cunning guy. He spoke boldly and arrogantly, all exposing the naked truth of Victorian emptiness and hedonism – the society that tainted the soul as pure as the rose of Dorian Gray.

And what does the Dorian painting represent?

The question lingers as the last page of each reader’s book is closed. Anxiety about art, about beauty, about human status. Each person will have a different explanation.

In 1890, when the work was released to the public in an incomplete version due to censorship, the author was subjected to terrible wrath from contemporary critics. The novel was said to violate social morality by having an element of gay love, at that time in England was a kind of criminal crime.

In 1891, Oscar Wilde printed into a full-text book and wrote the preface as an art manifesto fiercely defended his work from the public opinion of England. Time has proven the artistic value and the enduring vitality of “The picture of Dorian Gray” in world culture.

About Oscar Wilde’s life

Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900) was a famous Irish poet, writer, and playwright.

He was born in Ireland, but mainly studied and lived in England under the Victorian era – a turbulent era. Although the surface of society has shifted from aristocratic to popular, from upper-class to popular, the Puritan traditions still dominate and strangle those who dare to go against it. Oscar Wilde is a man who goes against that ethical tradition. He has a disposition, and more than that, he has no intention of concealing his identity.

Oscar Wilde

In 1885, Oscar Wilde was sentenced to hard labor under the contemporary act. After he was released, he settled in France and died there.

Oscar Wilde’s life is full of ups and downs and traumatic, but his literary career is quite successful. He left behind a novel, nine plays, along with many poems, short stories and essays. His works are translated into many languages ​​and widely published in the world.


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Gone with the wind and its idyllic author

Gone with the Wind first published in 1936, is a love novel by Margaret Mitchell, who won the Pulitzer Prize for this work in 1937. The story is set in Georgia and Atlanta, in the southern United States during the civil war and reconstruction period. The work revolves around Scarlett O’Hara, a powerful Southern girl who must find ways to survive the war and overcome a difficult life in the postwar period. The novel was adapted into a film in 1937.

So let’s learn more about Gone with the wind to know why it is one of the 12 novels that people must read in all time.

Who is Margaret Mitchell?

Margaret Mitchell was born in 1900 into an educated family in Atlanta. Her father is the president of the Atlanta Historical Society. Graduated from Smith University, Mitchell became a medical doctor. But after the mother’s death, she decided to return home to take care of her father and younger brother.

In 1922 she married Berrien Kinnard Upshaw and worked as a reporter for the Atlanta Journal under the pseudonym Peggy Mitchell. The marriage broke up not long after that, but in return, Mitchell quickly succeeded in the role of a journalist. In 1925, Mitchell remarried to John Robert Marsh – a person working in the advertising industry.

In 1926, a sudden accident caused an ankle injury that caused a future writer to permanently quit the profession of journalism. She lived quietly and crouched in “The Dump” – the name she gave herself to her small room in the couple’s apartment on Crescent Avenue.

Margaret Mitchell besides her works

Margaret Mitchell is an active woman, but also very emotional. With her husband’s encouragement, she decided to write “whatever she wanted” on her husband’s advice. Recalling the stories told by relatives and those who participated in the civil war in the 1860s, Margaret Mitchell secretly started writing the biggest novel of her life.

Very few people knew that Margaret was writing and John Marsh was the only one to read the pages of her recently finished manuscript.

The deep meaning inside Gone with the wind

Gone with the wind has a strong attraction to American young people as well as young people all over the world because this is a unique love novel. Strangely, in the war and the extremely arduous post-war years, love is always dazzling, becoming a driving force to help people overcome death, hunger and humility … Not only Love boys and girls, “Gone with the Wind” is also a song of love for the motherland, mutual love.

Gone with the wind

The story is set in the historical context of the South-North War divided between the industrial North, representing the progressive forces that advocated the annihilation of serfs, and the South – the South. represents the stubborn reactionary conservative force that maintains black slavery. The main character of more than a thousand pages novel is Scarlett O’Hara.

Scarlett is a beautiful girl, the daughter of a wealthy landlord. Pampered from a young age, Scarlett is stubborn and selfish but has a lot of energy. After the fall of Atlanta, Scarlett returned to her farm and started to rebuild from scratch. Thanks to her tenacity and practical thinking, Scarlett saved her home from the destruction of General Sherman’s soldiers.

The terrible difficulties caused by the brutal war have trained Scarlett’s personality, so by the end of the war, she had become a completely different person. Paralleling Scarlett is a very typical character; Rhett Butler, a very pragmatic and cunning person. Rhett Butler used war and blockade to carry out many large oppression that brought him a lot of profit.

Scarlett and Rhett match on many points, but because of her arrogance and misunderstanding Scarlett rejected love, until finally after breaking up with Rhett, she realized deeply that it was Rhett who was her lover. thought of yourself. Meanwhile, for so many years she still thought she loved Ashley Wilkes, Melanie’s husband.

The work with a page number of 1037 (first published) is divided into 5 parts about the love story of Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler in a thrilling, engaging and touching manner. Just three weeks after being published, Gone with the wind caught the attention of more than seventeen thousand readers. And in 1937, it was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, an award desired by many writers.

Gone with the wind novel and its author

By December 1938 more than one million seven copies had been published in the United States. Exactly a year later when the film based on the novel first hit the American audience, more than two million copies of it were printed and translated into sixteen different languages ​​around the world.

By 1962 there were more than ten million copies and the book has been translated into more than three dozen languages ​​and has been transformed into a book for the blind to read.

The story does not take the reader into a dreamlike pink world but has revealed a realistic picture, about money, people, livelihoods, status, and fame. However, there is no lack of poetry, there is no lack of gentle but haunting vibrations, so that readers, after reading the book, can let go of the book, but it is still impossible to forget the book’s sound.


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The best Russian novels of all time

Most Russian novels are literary works of great value which have a deep meaning which is warmly welcomed by readers with perseverance and enduring life over time. Here, let us take a look at the best Russian novels of all time that everyone should read once in their life!

1. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy

War and Peace is one of the best Russian novels of all time that we should not ignore by author Leo Tolstoy. The novel was first published from 1865 to 1869 and up to now the values ​​and meanings in the work are still intact in the hearts of readers who love books.

The novel as an epic epic reflects the situation of Russian society in the early 19th century and its historical period before and after Napoleon’s invasion. .

Through the work, Leo Tolstoy uphold the spirit of patriotism and national pride, at the same time the author also called for the Russian national unity to fight the invader. This is the longest novel of Russia in the nineteenth century and of the world after it.

2. Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky

Crime and Punishment is a Russian novel marked by Russia that once rocked the world by literary master Fyodor Dostoevsky. . This is a work of profound human value and truthfulness – goodness – beauty in social life.

This Russian novel tells the story of a poor student named Raxkônnikop, because his life is so poor and needy, he kills two old pawn girls. After harming people, his life not only was not better, but also faced a lot of torment, despair, and deadlock because he had to hide his crimes. Finally, thanks to the attention and help of those around him, he gradually realizes the true value of human love and is determined to surrender.

3. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy

Anna Karenina novel by Leo Tolstoy

Another novel by Russian writer Leo Tolstoy appeared in the list of the best Russian novels of all time, that is Anna Karenina. This is a 19th century Russian novel about couple love, family happiness and the costs of betrayal and jealousy in love.

The work revolves around a love story full of tragedy and tears between the main character Anna is beautiful, rebellious and handsome military officer – Count Vronsky. Overcoming thousands of trials, lies, and deceit of a high society that loved the hypocrisy at that time, they finally received trust and came to happiness.

4. Brothers Karamazov – Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Brothers Karamazov of Russian literary master Fyodor Dostoevsky are considered one of the greatest Russian novels of world literature, and this is also the last novel of Dostoevsky.

This is a novel with profound value, bold philosophy, set in Russia in the 19th century. The novel contains human moral struggles including trust, distrust, the bondage of society at the time and ultimately faith and the freedom of the ideal.

5. The Greatest Short Stories by Anton Chekhov – Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

The Greatest Short Stories by Anton Chekhov

Until now, Anton Chekhov’s Russian The Greatest short stories novel remains one of the literary classics, one of the greatest achievements of world literature.

This is a novel written by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov with a very simple, true story about the oppressive and heavy Russian social period in the 19th century reflect the social situation of Russia at that time but also a deep humanitarian spirit and problems of great social significance.

6. How the Steel Was Tempered – Nikolai A.Ostrovsky

How the Steel Was Tempered

Indispensable in the list of the best Russian novels of all time is How the Steel Was Tempered that I like that by the great poet Nikolai A.Ostrovsky. This is not a literary work of the genre that only sees life but writes, but the author has lived with it, experienced it and then wrote it. Nikolai A.Ostrovsky wrote this work in an extremely arduous condition that was right on the hospital bed, while paralysis and blindness, illness destroyed nine-tenths of the body.

The novel praises the patriotism and love for the homeland of the main character, Pavel Korchagin, who vows to dedicate his youth and youth to the construction and defense of the country. Despite going through thousands of difficulties and trials and enduring countless difficulties, with his courageous spirit, he did not step back from those challenges.

7. Scarlet Sails – Alexander GrinScarlet Sails

The crimson sail is probably one of the Russian novels that are too famous for worldwide readers by writer Alexander Grin. This is a fascinating and romantic work with sweet, unforgettable stories but still contains a lot of deep real values in life with a simple philosophy that alf just need to live sincerely and always. Chasing dreams you will get happiness

The story is about a girl whose dream is to be proposed by a prince with a boat with a Scarlet Sails, and finally achieving that dream without a fairy or grandpa Buddha to help us to have more confidence in life.

8. My Childhood – Maxim Gorky

My Childhood

This is a Russian novel belonging to the classic line of literature that no one can argue with. The whole novel is a picture about the gray life of the Russian people at that time, including Mr. Alexei, through many events and challenges, he finally overcame his fate and still retains his character in its nice way.

The work attracts and attracts readers with a genuine storyline that makes readers like to relive the childhood memories of the author himself. The message that the author wants to send to readers is that everyone has had their childhood, no matter what, we still have to try to fight because each person can only live one life!

9. White Nights – Fyodor Dostoevsky

White Nights - Fyodor Dostoevsky

In addition to Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment and the Karamazov Brothers, White Nights are also a worthy Russian novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky. This is a novel written in a romantic romantic genre about a beautiful, sad, and pure and romantic love story in poetic white nights.

The special thing about this novel is that the whole story has only two characters, one is a 26-year-old man and the second character is a girl with a name. Two people accidentally met each other on white nights, after 5 nights of sharing and confiding in each other, the two got to know each other better and got out of their lonely world and understood that life was so interesting and  full of happiness.

10. The Amphibian – Alexander Belyaev

The Amphibian

The Amphibian is a work expressed for the unlimited thinking and imagination of scientist and writer Alexander Belyaev. This is a work that has been translated into many languages around the world.

With a fascinating and sophisticated storytelling style, Alexander Belyaev has aroused the curiosity of readers so that anyone reading this work cannot ignore any small details. The work not only talks about man’s desire to master the sea, but also praises the kind hearts, honesty, dedicated to science to save humanity and natural mother. 


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Anne Frank – The pain and optimism of humans!

Anne Frank’s Diary – As the name implies, this is the diary of the little Anne Frank – who is forever likened to a Jewish angel. Having to live in a secret outhouse with her family, hiding from Hitler’s clutches, little Anne poured out her thoughts, daily stories where she lived, cherished the diary like an intimate friend.

“Anne Frank Diary” is not only the pages of a mere 14-year-old girl, but it is filled with authentic historical values, human personality and beliefs that sparkle like candles in the night.

“Writing in a diary is a really strange experience for someone like me. Not only because I’ve never written anything before, but also because it seems to me that later on neither I nor anyone else will be interested in the musings of a thirteen-year old school girl. Oh well, it doesn’t matter. I feel like writing”.

How endurance the charity of Anne Frank!

A budding, passionate young woman aged 13, 14 years old, with countless fans like Anne, would one day be dumbfounded and frightened behind the silent walls of the Annex. Unpredictable adversity challenges Anne’s life-filled heart, fortunately, she still has a ‘friend’ to talk to – is the diary named beautiful Kitty.

Anne Frank

Cherished by Anne as a dear friend, the diary is filled with ambitions, beliefs, disappointments and flickering joys of its owner. Each page and slender handwriting marked the turning point of Anne’s psychological transformation over time. From an impulsive stubborn child to a real adult with a strange sharp head compared to her 14 years old after only two years in the Annex. Her human philosophies self-conceived and conceived herself, her sarcastic and sincere judgments about her family members, and most of all, her beliefs and kind hearts all strengthened through the troubles.

The constant worrying of the heart, the sulking of her body, the nightmares of several nights and, above all, the overwhelming hatred towards the Germans, all forged Anne a lofty, aspirational heart and burning optimism.

“As long as this exists, this sunshine and this cloudless sky, and as long as I can enjoy it, how can I be sad?”

The strip of nightmares embrace humanity

Nazi Germany – Jews worldly nightmare. Just by reading through Anne Frank’s diary, the sight of innocent Jews with droopy shoulders and chains of siege suddenly came to mind. These chains bind not only the body but also the soul.

Thrown into death camps, collapsed in gas chambers and horrifying experiments by the Germans. Children separated from their parents, dormant bodies in the foreign land, and blood and flesh spilled with pebbles – is that how humans treat each other!

Anne frank house

A people sensible and proud with their transcendent brains – now hunted like sheep under the clutches and barrel of a fascist’s hunting rifle and suffers great pain. All because they are Jews!

“Who has made us Jews different from all other people? Who has allowed us to suffer so terribly up until now? It is God who has made us as we are, but it will be God, too, who will raise us up again. Who knows? It might even be our religion from which the world and all peoples learn good, and for that reason and only that reason do we suffer. We can never become just Netherlanders, or just English or representatives of any country for that matter. We will always remain Jews, but we want to, too.” 

But not the joy is dead …

Despite adversity, but hope and laughter never cease. The people who provided for the Frank family were like messengers of the smile. They do not manage fatigue, do not manage the time and do not hesitate to let the Lord of Death stalk each minute, they still try to save their own lives. Short moments of conversation, bright gazes when potato bushes are gradually filled and quiet lessons all continue in the out-house area, still resilient every day. again the fear of the soul that was covering the land of Germany.

In it, through Anne’s fleeting accounts, somewhere there were honest people who were willing to protect fleeing Jewish families, defending the German soldiers – demons in human guise!

“It’s difficult in times like these: ideals, dreams and cherished hopes rise within us, only to be crushed by grim reality. It’s a wonder I haven’t abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and impractical. Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.”

About Anne Frank – Little Jewish Angel

Anne Frank’s real name is Annelies Marie Frank, born on June 12, 1929 in Frankfurt, Germany.

She died in February 1945 at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, Germany, with her sister Margot.

Anne’s father, Mr. Otto Frank, is the only survivor, and he has spent the rest of his life preserving and protecting the eternal legacy that his daughter left to the world.


Second-Generation Holocaust Literature: Legacies of Survival and Perpetration (Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture)

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Lord of the Rings: From books to movies

Years ago, the first time I got to know The Lord of the Rings was through a weekend night TV show. I still remember that scene of Gollum leading two young hobbits across the swamp filled with hidden souls. What followed was a slight inner conflict between continued or stopped watching, between fear and excitement. Years later, emotional dissociation continued to chase me through the pages.

Referring to writer J.R.R Tolkien, we cannot help but mention the world famous work The Lord of the Rings. This book has been so successful that it was made into a movie of the same name and is well received by fans and won many noble awards.

So what is it about this work that makes such a great attraction?

The Lord of the Rings

The Lords of The rings

The book The Lord of the Rings was composed by J.R.R Tolkien author and divided into three parts, but the content is still closely related to each other. Writer Tolkien launched and published three parts of the Lord of the Rings novels between 1954 and 1955, including:

  • The Fellowship of The Ring launched on July 29, 1954.
  • The Two Towers launched on November 11, 1954.
  • The Return of the King, premiered October 20, 1955.

The content of the story is set in an area imagined by the author called Middle Earth, or otherwise known as Middle Earth. Here, it is home to many species, special and different tribes, such as ordinary people, dwarves (hobbits), wizards (Wizard), goblins (Goblins), Elves (Elves), eagles (Eagles) … these are tribes that have combined and allied together to eliminate the ring of the dark lord Sauron.

Throughout the story are their thrilling and dramatic journeys in finding and discovering the Dark Lord Sauron – who holds the One Ring in his hand. Speaking more about Sauron, this is the man who passed away a thousand years ago, but until now he still exists on earth with the aim of getting that ring back to be resurrected and become Lord of the Rings again.

This power ring was created by Sauron himself with the intention of helping to dominate and rule the land of Middle Earth. But, with his intrigues and cruelty, the tribes of that land rallied, Having understood the importance and power of this ring, Frodo Baggins and his friends in The Fellowship of the Ring has been assigned a lofty and dangerous mission to destroy the ring he is holding.

In the first part of The Lord of the Rings, the author will talk about their thrilling and fascinating journeys to the foot of Doom Mountain in Mordo, where the struggles take place. fierce and dangerous as they must find ways to destroy that ring of power to eradicate the shadow, Lord Sauron.

J. R. R. Tolkien – “The ancestor” of the fantasy genre

If you’re a fan of the high fantasy book-movie genre, you’ve almost certainly heard its “ancestor” – John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (J. R. R. Tolkien). He was born in the UK in 1892 and died in 1973. Tolkien was the author of The Lord of the Rings – the first flag for most of the future fantasy genre.

J.R.R Tolkien

Perhaps the fans will be a little overwhelmed to learn that a massive mythological system that Lord Ring is just a part of which was created by just one person: a Catholic, a literature professor, a man with a great imagination, a famous English writer, a wise man, a knight conferred by Queen Elizabeth II, and above all – a man aspiring for peace.

Creates a world of his own in impressive works

Before Tolkien, many writers also wrote about wonderful, miraculous lands in their works, such as Lewis Carroll and Alice in Wonderland. However, J. R. R. Tolkien made a turning point in this genre, by creating an unprecedented world. The Middle Earth in Lord of the Rings is not built through the loudspeaker, as quickly as the previous fantasy works.

On the contrary, Tolkien used his immense imagination to create a completely fictional world, but specific to each region, place, possessing a history no less than the real world. And above all, he created creatures, like myths, inspired by world myths, but also gave them their own characteristics such as: Vala, Maia, Elves, dwarves, mortals, and hobbits.

His work was so large and impressive that the word “fantasy” was no longer suitable. And so a new genre – “high fantasy” was born, paving the way for the author and many other cults works such as: Chronicles of Narnia (CS Lewis), Eragon – The Boy Dragon riding (Christopher Paolini) or Game of Thrones (George RR Martin).

After the death of J. R. R. Tolkien, his son, Christopher Tolkien, gathered his father’s endlessly rich material to publish the Silmarillion Legend – including stories from the ancient times of Middle Earth. This trio of works, until now still considered classics in the treasure of world literature. By the year 2000, Lord of the Rings was transformed into a movie, causing a great resonance when making a great milestone in the history of Hollywood cinema.


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Works By Nobel Prize-Winning Authors – Pen Nicks Through Time

Having existed for more than a hundred years from the most volatile century of human history, the Nobel literature has brought humanity more than just a prestigious award and a huge prize money.

Each year, the Nobel Prize honors the indestructible writers of literature, simple stories whether a hundred years ago or a hundred years later still touch the sobbing hearts of readers.

Not the massive fictions of a thousand pages, the works of the Nobel literature authors are all “thin” books, just enough to be strong enough to survive over time. The beauty of these books is not only in the content or plot, but much of it lies in the empathy despite all the boundaries between the writer and the reader, between the character and the reader.

Nobel literature nibs – a pledge to books to read no matter what generation you are, or what age you are.

Lord of the flies

Lord of the flies

In the midst of increasingly controversial cases over minors’ protection by law, William Golding’s 1983 Nobel Prize book is more current than ever. Starting the story on a deserted island separate from the outside world, the evacuated children must find a way to survive there without any adults by their side.

Without the teaching of their parents and the stereotypes of the guiding society, the children – whether of good or evil nature – end up being pushed into the natural battle for survival, revealing the “children” part. more than the “people” part. More than a warning bell for the phrase “goodness in detail”, Lord of the Flies reminds parents that raising children must always have strict parts to have enough love because children should not grow up like a weed.

Of mice and men

Of Mice and Men

To write the story “beautiful beginning – concise happenings – cruel ending” in Of mice and men, author John Steinbeck has truly lived as poor workers and saw life with sharp eyes. full of philosophy. The story begins gently with two impoverished migrant workers George and Lennie living in the Depression, their simple and simple dream that they only need a farm of their own to live and work for the village.

Steinbeck’s pen smoothly pulls the reader into a grim cycle of fate as Lennie commits the “unforgivable” sin as a hired employee, each word is woven together as “number fate “forced the character to the end bitterly, forcing the reader to tear to the end of cruelty and death. Not too tragic or sentimental, the original work of one of the classics on the prestigious Broadway theater gives readers pain and strong, deep empathy.



Written in the world’s most difficult-to-learn, rhyming language, Siddhartha is full of romance and philosophy like the German language itself – the dear mother tongue of author Hermann Hesse. The work that won the Nobel Prize for Literature the year after the Second World War had ended tells a story of Buddhism that is never boring and extremely mundane. 

By leading the reader through a normal life as many people live, Siddhartha introduces readers to the philosophies of finding peace simply, without any dogma or imposition.

Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage

Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage

The great women of the Nobel Prize in literature always seem to be infinitely loved through their letters, and the first Canadian writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature – Alice Munro is just like that.

“Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage” is not an adjective sequence of a single love, the title is a collection of separate nouns representing the life of a society. The Canadian short story queen book tells different stories about characters from different backgrounds.

Limited to the limited number of words of a short story are the myriad of intricate subtle details, the surprisingly neat and compelling turns and the true emotions of each person pushed to the climax – Alice Munro’s short stories are not inferior to any genius in making its mark on readers and giving each reader a unique world.


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