NOVEL AND REFIGURING LIFE

Wawan Setyadi

Abstract


This article explores the confluence between novel and the life of its reader in  two phases.  Firstly, this article examines the theory of mimesis of Paul Ricœur in Time and Narrative I to arrive at the importance of the reading act where the reader does his own appropriation of the novel read. The novel itself is a creative composition based on the daily human actions. Secondly, this article deciphers the work of Milan Kundera, especially his concept of existential code, found in the novel The Unbearable Lightness of Being and sharpened by his concept of writing novels in The Art of the Novel. This second phase gives another articulation of the first phase, which is more philosophically theoretical. Based on these two phases of exploration, this article uncovers the refigured man who comes to understand both himself and the world he lives in better and who has new different propositions and possibilities to live better as well.

DOI: 10.24071/ijhs.2019.020201


Keywords


mimesis, prefiguration, configuration, refiguration, existential code

Full Text:

PDF

References


Amalric, J-L. (2013). Paul Ricœur, l’imagination vive. Une genèse de la philosophie Ricœurienne de l’imagination, Hermann éditeurs, coll. Hermann Philosophie, n.p.

Češka, J & Thirouin, M-O. (2011). Le Roman Comme Déploiement Symbolique Du Rêve: La thématique du rêve dans l'oeuvre de Milan Kundera. Revue des études slaves, 82 (3), 457-478. JSTOR access 22/02/2019.

D'allonnes, M. R. (March 2014). La vie refigurée : les implications éthiques du récit. Archives de Philosophie, 74 (4), 599-610. JSTOR access 20/10/2015.

Dastur, F. (Octobre-Décembre 2011), La critique Ricœurienne de la conception de la temporalité dans Être et temps de Heidegger. Archives de Philosophie, 74 (4), 565-580. JSTOR access 22/02/2019

Ferguson, A. (November 2014). R.A. Lafferty's Escape from Flatland; or, How to Build a World in Three Easy Steps. Science Fiction Studies, 41(3), pp. 543-561. SF-TH Inc. JSTOR access: 22/02/2019.

Geniusas, S. (Summer 2015). Between Phenomenology and Hermeneutics: Paul Ricœur's Philosophy of Imagination. Human Studies 38 (2), 223-241. JSTOR accessed 23/02/2019.

Grondin, J. (2013). Paul Ricœur. (2013). Paris : PUF, Coll. « Que sais-je ».

https://www.franceculture.fr/litterature/milan-kundera-souffre-par-linsignifiance-de-tout-ce-que-nous-vivons. Acces 14/02/2019.

Kundera, M. (1984). The Unbearable Lightness of Being. New York: Perennial Classics.

Kundera, M. (1988). The Art of the Novel. New York: Perennial Library.

Lior Levy, L. (March 2014). Sartre and Ricœur on productive imagination” The Southern Journal of Philosophy, 52 (1). JSTOR accessed 23/02/2019.

Mai, J. (Spring 2014). Humanity's "True Moral Test": Shame, Idyll, and Animal Vulnerability In Milan Kundera's "The Unbearable Lightness of Being". Studies in the Novel, 46 (1), 100-116. JSTOR access 23/02/2019.

Pellauer, D. (2013). Ricœur and White on the Historical Imagination. Archivio di Filosofia, 81, (1/2), Attraverso La Crisi E Il Conflitto. Pensare Altrimenti Con Paul Ricœur 261-270. JSTOR accessed 23/02/2019.

Pichova, H. (Summer 1992). The narrator in Milan Kundera’s The Unbearable Lightness of Being. Slavic and East European Journal, 36 (3),

Prammer, F. (2013). Poetic Discourse: A Resource For Thinking And Acting Differently In A Time Of Crisis? Ricœur's Perspectives On Poetry's Relation To Reality. Archivio di Filosofia, 81(1/2), 223-232. JSTOR, access 21/02/2019.

Ricard, F. (2003). Agnes’s Final Afternoon. An Essay on the Work of Milan Kundera. London: Faber and Faber.

Ricœur, P. (1984). Time and Narrative. Volume 1, The University of Chicago Press.

Ricœur, P. (1986). Du Texte à l’action. Essais d’herméneutique II. Editions du Seuil (Points). Paris.

Ricœur, P. (1988). Time and Narrative. Volume 3, The University of Chicago Press.

Ricœur, P. (1995). Réflexion faite. Autobiographie intellectuelle. Paris : éditions Esprit.

Ricœur, P. (2013). Cinq études herméneutiques, Labor et Fides, Genève.

Tengelyi, L. (Octobre-Décembre 2011). Refiguration de l'expérience temporelle selon Ricœur” in Archives de Philosophie, 74 (4), 611-628. JSTOR access 22/02/2019.

Vibert, B. (Octobre – Décembre 2014). L'entre-Deux De "Risibles Amours" Et Du "Livre Du Rire Et De L'oubli" De Milan Kundera : Recueils De Nouvelles Ou Romans? Revue d'Histoire littéraire de la France, 114e Année, 4, 911-932, Presses Universitaires de France, 2014. JSTOR acces 22/02/2019.

Young, T. (Winter 2014). Brooklyn as the “untold story” of “Eveline”: Reading Joyce and Tóibín with Ricœur. Journal of Modern Literature, 37 (2), 123-140. JSTOR access 21/02/2019.


Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


Indexed and abstracted in:

     


Creative Commons License

This work is licensed under CC BY-SA.

Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

 

p-ISSN: 2597-470X (since 31 August 2017); e-ISSN: 2597-4718 (since 31 August 2017)

IJHS Journal Vol 1 No 2 publication date: 8 March 2018

Flag Counter

International Journal of Humanity Studies (IJHS) is a scientific journal in English published twice a year, namely in September and March, by Sanata Dharma University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.