Intertekstualno čitanje Šlinkovog romana “Čitač”

Roman Čitač nemačkog pravnika i sudije Bernharda Šlinka (Bernhard Schlink), prvi put objavljen 1995. godine, brzo je stekao status planetarnog bestselera. Dodatnu popularnost dobio je zahvaljujući takođe zapaženoj i višestruko nagrađivanoj filmskoj verziji iz 2008. godine u režiji Stivena Daldrija (Stephen Daldry). Ovaj kratak roman jedno je od brojnih dela koji tematizuju nemačko posleratno suočavanje …

Eat like Sherlock: food in Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories

Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories and novels featuring Sherlock Holmes contain a lot of little details about Victorian society, its culture, available technology and social conventions. As I was re-reading all the canonical stories earlier this year for the umpteenth time, my attention was inadvertently drawn to food, of all things. I found it interesting to …

Do you know how many beans make five? – Expressions with the word ‘bean’

There are many different kinds of beans, from kidney beans and string beans to pinto and lima beans. Apart from being the key ingredient in many popular dishes all over the world, did you know that beans also happen to be an ingredient in a number of phrases and idioms in English? Let’s learn a …