December 1996
Estudios Sobre las Culturas Contemporáneas;dic1996, Vol. 2 Issue 4, p151
Academic Journal
This paper discusses the capacity of narrative to make sense beyond the specific meaning of its parts. The author presents the nature of narrative as a multi-level web of meanings that make a story possible. Narrative is approached in its Spanish name: relato, which immediately refers to relation, in a broader sense, so that notions such as life and world can be considered in their symbolic value as a construction made by the subject, with the same principles governing the making of a story. The article presents this general theorization of relatum as the basis of a semiotic model currently being developed by the author.


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