Introduction: Contextual Fragments: On the genre of interviews

Roll, Serafima
January 1998
Contextualizing Transition: Interviews with Contemporary Russian;1998, p4
An introduction to the book, Contextualizing Transition: Interviews with Contemporary Russian Writers & Critics, is presented, focusing on the genre of interviews. Not conforming to a text authored by one person is one of the most interesting aspects of interviews. They are a product of an interaction between two people, a record of their interests and disagreements, and their professional and personal integrity. By emphasizing dialogue and interaction, interviews almost always present multiple directions of discourse. They are subject to a mingling of the subjective and the objective. In addition, interviews occupy a borderline position between private and public discourse.


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