THE NARRATIVE STRATEGIES AS A REFLECTION OF THE NATIONAL MENTALITY IN THE NOVEL OF JULIO CORTÁZAR «RAYUELA»
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Abstract: The article deals with analysis of genre of the novel of Julio Cortazar «Rayuela» by utilizing narrative strategies. The topicality is caused by number of the researches devoted to the novel of the Argentina writer, but the insufficient analysis of his main work in terms of its genre accessory. The genre peculiarities and non-specificity is the point at issue of lit-crits for a long time. Some of them took notice of peculiarities of textual space of the novel, the key words that can aid to investigate the mythopoetic of the novel without evident conclusions. We cannot see the analysis of the text and the main character through the lens of narrative strategies. So we use the method of narratology as the main one. The main character — the Argentinian refined person Horacio Oliveira — wants like the devil to break away. The space of Paris is presented here as the hostile one. Infinite gloominess, the rain, the algidity gave credence to infernal essence of Paris, although the French capital always is presented as paradise for Julio Cortazar and for his equals in age. Horacio Oliveira's image becomes symbolical one for Cortázar who represented in it a generalized character of the Argentina intellectuals; they were obsessed with so-called «Judas's complex». This one becomes distinctive feature of the Argentina picture of the world of the second half of the XX century as many representatives of the Argentina intellectuals believed that their silence and inaction provoked mass repressions at the time of dictatorship. So nobody can survive in paradise as deserving of existence. The novel presents the semiotics of the space of Paris, tooltip balloons, key words as the fairy tale ones, so we can say about creation of the folk novel.
Key words: NARRATIVE STRATEGIES; FAIRY TALES; NOVELS; ARGENTINEAN LITERATURE; ARGENTINEAN WRITERS; LITERARY CREATIVE ACTIVITY; LITERARY GENRES; TEXT CATEGORIES
Khoreva, L. G. The narrative strategies as a reflection of the national mentality in the novel of Julio Cortázar «Rayuela» / L. G. Khoreva // Philological Class. – 2018. – №4 (54). – P. 148-152. DOI 10.26710/fk18-04-22 .