Written in English
|Statement||translated [from the French] and edited by Chaninah Maschler|
|Contributions||Maschler, Chaninah, translator|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||vi, 153 pages|
|Number of Pages||153|
Structuralism and Poststructuralism For Beginners is an illustrated tour through the mysterious landscape of Structuralism and Poststructuralism. The book's starting point is the linguistic theory of Ferdinand de Sausser. The book moves on to the anthropologist and literary critic Claude Lévi-Strauss; the semiologost and literary critic Roland Barthes; the Marxist philosopher Louis Althusser; the Cited by: 8. About this book John Sturrock’s classic explication of Structuralism represents the most succinct and balanced survey available of a major critical movement associated with the thought of such key figures as Lévi-Strauss, Foucault, Barthes, Lacan and Althusser theory. Generally considered one of the most significant contributions of structuralism to literary criticism. The book introduces a great deal of terminology but at the same time illustrates this terminology through a narrative analysis of Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past. Translation of Gérard Genette, Figures III (Paris: Éditions du Seuil, ). In the wonderment of this taxonomy, the thing we apprehend in one great leap, the thing that, by means of the fable, is demonstrated as the exotic charm of another system of thought, is the limitation of our own, the stark impossibility of thinking that.” ― Michel Foucault, The Order of Things: An Archaeology of the Human Sciences.
Structuralist narratology, a form of Structuralism espoused by Vladimir Propp, Tzvetan Todorov, Roland Barthes and Gerard Genette illustrates how a story’s meaning develops from its overall structure, (langue) rather than from each individual story’s isolated theme (parole).