Wednesday, 30 January 2019

The Interview

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                                              Since its invetion a little over 130 years ago , the interview has become a comonplace of journalism . Today , almost everbody who is literate will have read an interview at some point in their lives , while from the other point of view , several thousand celebraities have been interviewed over the years , some of them repratedly. so it is hardly surprising that opinions of the interview - of its functions , methods and merits - vary considerably. Some might make quite extravagant claims for it as bieng , in its practice , an art . Others ,usually celebrities who see themeselves as its victms , might despise the interview as an unwarranted instrunsion into their lives , or feel that it some primitive cultures it is somehow diminishes them , just as in some primitive cultures it is believed that if one takes a photographic portrait of somebody then one is stealing that person's soul. V.S.Naipaul feels that some people are wounded by interviews and lose a part of themeselves ;' Lewis Carrol , the creator of Alice in Wonderland ,was said to have had 'a just horror of the interviewer ' and he never consented to be interviewed - It was his horror of being lionized which made him thus repel would be acquaintances , interviewers , and the persistent petitioners for his autograph and he would afterwards relate the storeis of his success in silencing all such people with much satisfaction and amusement . Rudyard Kipling expressed an even more condemnatory attitude towards the interviewer . His wife , Caroline , writes in her dairy for 14 October 1892 that their day was 'wrecked by two reporters from Boston '. She reports her husband as saying to the reporters ;"Why do I refuse to be interviewed? Because it is immoral! It is s crime , just as much of a crime as much as much merits punishment . It is cowardly and vile. "Yet Kipling had himself perpetrated such an 'assault' on Mart Twain only a few years before . H.G.Wells in an interview in 1894 referred to 'the interviewing ordeal';but was a fairly frequent interviewee and forty years later found himself interviewed on several occasions , nevertheless once described interviews as being like thumbprints on his windpipe. Yet despite the drawbacks of the interview , it is a supermely serviceable medium of superemly serviceable medium of communication . "These days , more than at any other time , our most than vivid impressions of our contemporaties are interviews ," Denis Brian has wrritten ."Almost everything of moment reaches us through one asking questions of another . Because of this , the interviewer holds a positions of unprecedented power and influence."

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