Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Poetics and literary criticism. Reflections on the concept of narrativity of Paul Ricoeur

Federico José Xamist


The present article attempts to read the itinerary suggested by Ricoeur, which starts with the appearance of the text, and finishes with its interpretation as evidence of the narrative structure of human experience. Having done this, we propose to demonstrate that the literary work does not represent an event isolated from reality, but its hermeneutic moment, i. e. a way to think about and catalyze experiences that give way to certain existential courses. In the second place, together with Ricoeur, we attempt to read the influence of Linguistics and Hermeneutics on 20th century literary thought, and the recovery of Aristotle’s Poetics carried out by both schools.

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