Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Las escrituras facticias y su influjo en el periodismo moderno

Lluís Albert Chillón


Various texts of a “truthful” nature have projected their long shadow on the genres and styles of journalism today. The immensely varied testimonial literature, on the one hand, and qualitative scientific narrative, on the other, have converged with the press and the mass media to throw light upon forms of literary formulations of reality that blur the presumed borders between fiction and the seditious “non-fiction”. Taking as a starting point the boom in contemporary postfiction (Steiner), the author revises this wide-spread though erroneous dichotomy in the light of hermeneutics and the linguistic turn and proposes two terms which avoid their failings: “faction”, the truthful correlate of classical fiction, and “factitional”, its corresponding adjective.

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ISSN paper: 1138-3305. ISSN electrònic: 2340-5007

Facultat de Comunicació Blanquerna. Universitat Ramon Llull.