Quote Subject: prose

Of all types of fiction, the least credible are real estate ads and memoirs.
№ 431016   Added MegaMozg 19-10-2021 / 22:54
The first writer of the absurd, he showed that the prose of the absurd is the best way to depict the absurd world in which we live.
Quote Explanation: It was said about Kafka.
№ 430204   Added Viker 05-10-2021 / 18:06
The main method of religion is not prose, but poetry.
№ 429445   Added Viker 29-09-2021 / 18:10
I stand agitated by the peon and the caesura!
Quote Explanation: 1998.
№ 426505   Added MegaMozg 26-08-2021 / 14:24
Well, it's too early to die in peace.
№ 425972   Added Viker 20-08-2021 / 11:58
There is an outstanding book "Near the Monastery Walls" by Sergei Volkov, one of the last graduates of the old Moscow Theological Academy. In my opinion, one of the best works about the Church and the Trinity-Sergius Lavra of the period of the revolution. Volkov knew Saint Tikhon, Hieromartyr Hilarion Troitsky, listened to Florensky's lectures, saw the closure of the Lavra in the 1920s and its opening after the war, taught, and became beggar. He died in the 1960s without having a family and spent his entire life working on diaries and memories, most of which have disappeared. But even what has been preserved and published in the form of the above book amazes with the volume of knowledge and amazing language, poetic, soft and deep, which marked the era of modernity.
But not only that is attractive. He was replaced by family, household amenities, friends, social circle of the book. He was a man who read all his life voraciously, who in the most bleak years obtained, bit by bit, rare, often forbidden books, analyzed them, got used to them, communicated with them as with living people. Reading, organizing what he read, analyzing texts and ideas became for Volkov the main and main business of life.
The records contain several thousand (!) Books, brochures and articles from the 18th to the middle of the 20th century. Volkov recalled how he returned to books during the difficult war years. “I again plunged into the world of knowledge and truly aesthetic pleasure. And again, as once upon a time in the academic years, I was carried away by all this. Antique World, Middle Ages and Renaissance; Goethe, Shakespeare, Dostoevsky and Balzac; Persian, Japanese and Chinese poets; the history of China and Egypt, philosophical and archaeological journals, memoirs, works, travel - everything came to life for me again. I read new and re-read old books ... Books are material clots of the world mind and world soul - you were true teachers and companions in life. The Academy and Florensky, symbolists, mystics, dreamers, visionaries, poets, musicians - you are the joy and color of the world, teachers, mentors, friends, loved ones and relatives! All the people who came into close contact with me, who influenced me with their kindness, sympathy, affection, wisdom, all teachers, friends, acquaintances, students, comrades - I see, I remember and are grateful to you ”- he enthusiastically described his attitude to books. “How would I like to know,” he wrote, “what people like Romain Rolland, Maurice Maeterlinck, Knut Hamsun, Bernard Shaw, Herbert Wales, Aldington, Feuchtwanger think and say now? What books did they publish, what did they say about this war and about the people and life of our days in general? And I - a contemporary of these talented and deeply respected people dear to my mind and heart - do not hear their voices and their heartbeats "on such days." It is insulting and bitter. And you hear different chatter from all sides, and on the radio, and through newspapers and magazines ... "
Among those records that I had to see, there are whole sections - poetry (Knyazhnin, Soloviev, Agnivtsev, Merezhskovsky, Severyanin, Gumilyov, Pasternak, Teffi and dozens of other names), art history, prose (hundreds of titles - from Olesha, Ilf and Petrov, Bely, Antokolsky, Veresaev to Morua, Gashek, Locke), ancient history, medieval history, modern history, bibliography and, finally, philosophy - Russian and Western, which he knew brilliantly. He made careful extracts from various books about those he knew - first of all, about Florensky, whom he idolized. This is not counting the most varied periodicals and occasional brochures and articles. Separately, a list of "books that I would like to have" was compiled. Among them are Mandelstam, Muratov, Marienhof, Rolland, Nietzsche, Spengler ...
To "feel" that distant, tragic, densely saturated and wonderful time, you need to read not so many authors. Among them, no doubt, Sergei Volkov.
Quote Explanation: The book of the selected memoir prose of S. A. Volkov includes memoirs about the last years of the Moscow Theological Academy, about its students, teachers and professors - P. A. Florensky, S. S. Glagolev, E. A. Vorontsov, M. M. Tareev , Archimandrite Hilarion (Troitsky), about meetings with Patriarch Tikhon and Metropolitan Anthony (Granovsky), pictures of the life of Sergiev Posad in 1909-1970 and in the mid-30s. of our century, diaries of the war and post-war years (1943-1948), as well as letters from the last year of the author's life, representing a multifaceted panorama of the cultural life of Russia for more than half a century.
№ 423331   Added Viker 16-07-2021 / 12:47
With their songs the people?
Quote Explanation: Poet and novelist
№ 422780   Added MegaMozg 09-07-2021 / 18:03
Goethe's quotes, among other things, stand out dazzlingly against the background of the prose of any writer.
№ 419429   Added MegaMozg 20-05-2021 / 22:30
10. Fall in love, and only then will you receive the right to ruthlessness.
Quote Explanation: Essay "Ten Rules of a Novelist."
№ 419322   Added MegaMozg 19-05-2021 / 11:39
The aspiring novelist is a bridge between the graphomaniac and the writer.
№ 415704   Added MegaMozg 23-03-2021 / 23:27
The more primitive the information, the more understandable it is. At the same time, there are cases when a work of art is understandable only to the author. The more primitive the image, the more understandable and popular it is. "Black Square" is more understandable and popular than the cave paintings of primitive people.
The more primitive the music, poems and prose, the more they are understandable to people and popular among the masses. All art is a deception, it describes the illusions of the author and creates them. Do not try to see the meaning in art, it is not in life.
Everything that a person creates, everything that a person does - all in order to somehow justify his existence. Beauty and ugliness, joy and sorrow exist only in the minds of those who believe in them.
№ 403133   Added MegaMozg 28-08-2020 / 05:48
Us the prose of life prevailed. And I would be in heaven, but sin is not allowed. Serious. Practical considerations, material calculations - that is our sins. Constantly rotate in the realm of the possible, attainable; so, the soul-and shallow, so high and noble intentions, and do not come to mind.
№ 391449   Added MegaMozg 16-04-2020 / 19:24
The writer leaves behind is not what he wanted to write, and what he wrote.
№ 381177   Added Viker 28-10-2019 / 10:12
Poems are good because they can disguise the fact that you would never have dared to Express aloud prose.
№ 380435   Added MegaMozg 14-10-2019 / 00:57
Today is not Sunday.
Today is not childhood.
We're not kids anymore.
And laugh more - the mask.
№ 378537   Added MegaMozg 18-09-2019 / 14:44