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Archive | Volume 20, 2015, No. 3.

ASPECTS OF THE DIARY GENRE

Vestnik Bashkirskogo Universiteta. 2015. Vol. 20. No. 3. Pp. 997-1001.
Romashkina M. V.
Moscow State University
GSP-1, Leninskie gory, 119991 Moscow, Russia.
Email: m.romashkina@mail.ru

Abstract

The article is devoted to the aspects of the diary genre. At the first part of the article, the diaries that are currently available for readers and the aspects of this availability are considered. These are either the diaries of the 13th-17th centuries, that are interesting for the scientists due to the genre or the diaries that were published because their authors were already known in various spheres of life for their great achievements. Both types of diaries can be interesting for the psychologists as there are many emotional conflicts within these texts, for historians as many diaries were kept by politicians and people close to them, for sociologists as there are plenty of social conflicts in these texts and literary critics as the diaries are usually kept by writers. Although various scientists offer the multinomial classifications of diary genre, in the article the polynomial classification is being offered. The diary genre is divided into draft-diary and day-to-day diary. The draft-diary can be not only the diary of a writer, as the politicians and artists can also use the diary as so called platform for future creations. The day-to-day diary usually describes either the mental state of an author or his or her communication with the people around. Usually it is impossible to classify the diary only as the draft or a day-to-day one; usually these are the splendid combinations.

Keywords

  • • literature science
  • • diaries
  • • biographies
  • • memoirs
  • • journals

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