Mentir vrai ? La Septieme fonction du langage de Laurent Binet

Title in English Lie true? La Septieme fonction du langage by Laurent Binet


Year of publication 2017
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Echo des études romanes
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Web Plný text
Field Mass media, audiovision
Keywords jazykové funkce; Jakobsonův komunikační model; fikcionalita; Laurent Binet; francouzská literatura
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Description Laurent Binet’s novel is a game of simulation and dissimulation by its very intrigue. Who killed Roland Barthes and why? The police investigation conducted by the commissioner Jacques Bayard and the semiologist Simon Herzog is gradually transformed into questions about the relationship between fiction and reality and the nature of language. Is it a knowledge or a misunderstanding? What is its noetic, ethical and political scope? What powers does it confer? The historical events of 1980 and the references to important personalities in political and scholarly life form a realistic screen that fiction manipulates according to narrative strategies impacted by revelations and denials, by invalidated assertions and uncertain certainties. The analysis will attempt to define the axiological positioning of the narrator in relation to his characters, his narration and the status of the literary discourse between poetics and rhetoric, between the locutory and the illocutory / perlocutory. The main theoretical supports: Ch. K. Ogden and I.A. Richards, K. Bühler, GROUPE M and Lubomír Doležel.
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