Folklorists and detectives

  • Susanne Kappeler


We have seen in the preceding chapters how folkloristic analysis is concerned with a ‘primary plot’, constructed according to a strict grammar. But this method helped us only on the primary level of ‘plot’ or story with The Aspern Papers, the level which in Barthes’s terminology articulates the hermeneutic code or invites the hermeneutic decoding by the reader; yet even this plot has been accessible only through the narrative of the narrator.


Poker Player Detective Story Happy Outcome Realist Fiction Narrative Sequence 
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