Postmodernism: A Utopia Without Enemies

Roll, Serafima
January 1998
Contextualizing Transition: Interviews with Contemporary Russian;1998, p51
Book Chapter
This chapter of the book Contextualizing Transition: Interviews with Contemporary Russian Writers & Critics presents an interview with critic Oleg Dark about Russian literature in the 1990s. Dark stated that there are two types of literary criticism: dialogical and monological. Dialogical criticism aims at a dialogue with the reader. Monological criticism does not provoke an answer. He also discussed the fact that writers create an equality of styles and ideological contexts but they all work with different material. In addition, Dark believed that the contrast between modernism and postmodernism according to the principles of nostalgia and utopianism is overly schematic.


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