Several Aspects of Analysis of a Literary Work
Saulius Žukas
Published 2014-09-29

How to Cite

Žukas S. (2014). Several Aspects of Analysis of a Literary Work. Problemos, 35, 18-26.


Attempts to create the scientific theory of analysis of a literary work (J. M. Lotman’s conception) are considered. Attention is paid to the interrelation between the modem structuralistic analysis of a text and the tradition of hermeneutics. The process of understanding is discussed in detail. The hypotheticality of the original structuring of a text and thus the necessity of investigation of the resulting hypotheses is pointed out. The need of new interpretations of classical texts is also discussed.

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