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http://kiddingtown.com/interview/ March 8, 2011
kiddingtown » Interview
ANSWERSWhy do celebrities despise interviews?While common people are eager to read the interviews of the celebrities, the very celebrities havean aversion to being interviewed. Most of them find interviews intruding into their personal liveswhile some fear it, some loathe it, some consider it immoral and assaulting.What is V.S. Naipaul's attitude towards interview?VS Naipaul feels that some people are wounded by interviews and lose a part of themselves.What were Lewis Carroll’s fears regarding interviews?Lewis Carroll says interviews bring unparallel heights to the person in the society and that they willbe regarded more than what they are and consequently they will lose their friends and dear ones.What make Rudyard Kipling condemn being interviewed?Rudyard Kipling considered interviews to be immoral. He said it is a crime, just as much of a crimeas an offence against the person interviewed, as an assault, and just as much merits punishment.He adds that it is cowardly and vile and therefore no respectable man would ask it, much less giveit.What does Saul Bellow mean by saying that 'interviews were thumbprints on his windpipe?'Saul Bellow used to allow to be interviewed yet he used to comment that he used to have greattrouble to be interviewed because it was an experience of his throat being thumbed by hisinterviewers.How does interview serve a noble purpose in the modern world?Even though most celebrities condemn interviews, it serves a noble purpose to the rest of the world.The great thoughts and attitudes of the celebrities reach the common people through the medium of interview and make people's life more meaningful and enlightened.What is the irony in Eco's statement, 'I am a professor who writes novels on Sundays?'A novelist can never say that he keeps a day for writing novels. Writers are always writers. YetUmberto Eco is an exception. Though he is a world famous novelist, he primarily considers himself as a professor and an academic writer and hardly get time for writing novels except on Sundays.What is Semiotics? How is Eco known in connection with Semiotics?Semiotics is the study of signs. Eco is a professor of semiotics at the Bologna University, Italy, andwrites academic books on this subject.What enabled Eco to acquire the equivalent of intellectual superstardom?Umberto Eco is famous for his books on semiotics and popular for his novel. Besides, he deals withliterary interpretation, medieval aesthetics, literary fiction, academic texts, essays, children’s books,newspaper articles, etc. This quality of being at the same time able to handle such a wide range of subjects as a writer enabled him to acquire the equivalent of intellectual superstardom.

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