The article concerns several books by Norman Mailer. The works analysed are all devoted to WWII, the Vietnam War, the Iraq War. Mailer touches upon real events and depicts conflicts at all levels. The author concludes that originating contradictions in literary interpretation the wars become an object for the writer who asks questions about why Americans need these wars for.
F. Mauriacs Bloc-Notes (1952-1970) is the biggest collection of articles of the eminent French novelist and Nobel Prize winner. As an engaged writer and publicist, he provides an acute commentary on politics, history and morality, constantly referring to his inner world. Animalistic characters illustrate human laws and contain a significant moral element, urging people to fight their inner beast.
The article looks at Mauriacs essays, articles and speeches as a major part of his creative heritage, paying special attention to his unique gifting in the area of journalism. The author of the article observes Mauriacs position of a restless Christian, and his deliberate engagement in key political issues of the time, which then translate into the natural integrity of his writing style retained all through the rich diversity of genres he employs in his work.
The present article continues the investigation of the Soqotri verbal system undertaken by the Russian-Soqotri fieldwork team. The article focuses on the so-called “weak” and “geminated” roots in the basic stem. The investigation is based on the analysis of full paradigms (perfect, imperfect and jussive) of more than 170 “weak” and “geminated” Soqotri verbs.