Book Review

The review is a genre of literary criticism, a newspaper and magazine publication, but at the same time it is rightly considered a genre of bibliography (it originated from the bibliographical description of the book). Usually in the review is given a bibliographic description of the book, information about its content, composition, problems raised in it. It is characterized by a small volume and brevity. The reviewer deals primarily with novelties, about which practically no one has written, about which a certain opinion has not yet taken shape. In the classics, the reviewer discovers, first of all, the possibility of its actual, modern reading. Any work should be considered in the context of modern life and the modern literary process: to evaluate it precisely as a new phenomenon.

The following main types of review are conventionally distinguished:

is a small critical or publicist article (often polemical in nature) in which the work in question is an occasion for discussing topical public or literary problems;

 -essay; it is more lyrical reflection of the author of the review, inspired by the reading of the work than its interpretation;

– An open annotation, in which the content of a work, features of a composition, polygraph performance, skill of an illustrator is disclosed and at the same time is its evaluation (often in the selection of material itself);

– Auto review, which describes the author’s view of his work.

-examination review (as I understand the review on the school exam) – a detailed annotation. Bibliographic description of the work (author, title, publisher, year of release) and a brief (in one or two sentences) retelling its content. Critical analysis or complex analysis of the text: the meaning of the title – an analysis of its form and content – features of the composition – the skill of the author in depicting heroes – the individual style of the writer. Argumented evaluation of the work and personal reflections of the author of the review: the main idea of the review is the relevance of the subject matter of the work. In the review is not necessarily the presence of all of the above components, most importantly, that the review was interesting and competent.