SEMIOTIC OF THE HISTORICAL NOVEL GENRE
The essay focuses on definitions of the ‘historical novel’ and argues that they are inadequate because they need to demonstrate why the text and the fictional world are relevant to the historical novel, by means of data from another set of ontological assumptions, the world of facts. The essay therefore proposes a semiotically based definition arising solely from the text and the fictional world of the text.
Česká literatura, redakce, Ústav pro českou literaturu AV ČR, v.v.i., Na Florenci 3, 110 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic
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