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вторник, 22 октября 2013 г.

Herman Melville "Moby Dick"


Today I represent a famous book by Herman Melville “Moby Dick”.
In his imagination Melville lived as well as wrote Moby Dick, his great epic of whales and whaling. It tells the story of Ahab, Captain of the Pequod and of his revenge-mission and insane pursuit of Moby Dick, the fierce white whale. Among Ahab’s crew is Ishmael, a young man undergoing a grueling rite of passage and pursuing a different salvation.

As the Pequod circles the globe like a latter-day Noah’s Ark, so Moby Dick ranges and digresses through space and time, through mythologies, religions and philosophies. It is Melville’s great ‘romance of adventure’ and one of the greatest novels of all time.
Aleksandr

понедельник, 14 октября 2013 г.

Steven Pressfield "The Legend of Bagger Vance"


In the Depression year of 1931, on the golf links at Krewe Island off Savannah’s windswept shore, two legends of the game, Bobby Jones and Walter Hagen, meet for a mesmerizing thirty-six-hole showdown. Another golfer will also compete – a troubled local war hero, once a champion, who comes with his mentor and caddie, the mysterious Bagger Vance. Sage and charismatic, it is Vance who will ultimately guide the match, for he holds the secret of the Authentic Swing. And he alone can show his protégé the way back to glory.
It’s a philosophical fantasy imagined on a golf course, heavy with fog, storm, fireworks and howling winds of supernatural forces…
Yura