Sigmund Freud as an unreliable narrator
Although classical psychoanalysis and its off-shoots has not brought any “theory or narration” that would become part of literary narratology, it has postulated several basic elements of “general psychoanalytic narratology” as implicit psychoanalytic theory of narration (the therapeutic function of narration, dialogic part, in-depth interpretation, the thematization of interpersonal relationships). At the same time, the article analyses how the interpretation of the dynamic (narrative) aspect of literature has contributed to the creation of psychoanalytic theory itself and the role played by the reliability or unreliability of the narrator in it.
Ústav svetovej literatúry SAV, Konventná 13, 813 64 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
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