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The Novella. Problems of the Frame and Neighbouring Genres

Author(s): Boris Minkov
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN

Summary/Abstract: The article The Novella. Problems of the Frame and Genre Coexistence views on those fundamental interpretations of the genre nature of novella that are representative of the classic hermeneutic controversy between theoretical model and actual writings. On the other hand, it treats the uncertainties of specifying the historical frames of the genre as a sign of such premodification of the genre conventions, which can give important information for the actual literary-historical situation. When focusing on the frame problems, instead of seeking for the features of the fore-form, the article puts forward questions for linguistic functional characteristics of narration; for the fictional bounding of the narrator; the mode of action of frame-defined argumentation systems. The partition into “narrating” and “commenting” world (Harald Weinrich) that is made by the frame, is directed to the publicistic practices of the novella, distinguished as active in the twentieth-century fiction. The article takes on seeking neighboring genres (the novella compared to casus, exemplum, anecdote, etc.) not only to classify it but to try to experimentally determine the historical changes of different types of linguistic functions, which invoke different narrating orientations. (Andres Jolles, Karlheinz Stierle)

  • Issue Year: 2000
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 117-141
  • Page Count: 25
  • Language: Bulgarian