versión ISSN 0718-2201
PINONES, Julio. New readers and new readings for “Maldito gato” by Juan Emar. Alpha [online]. 2006, n.23, pp. 87-100. ISSN 0718-2201. doi: 10.4067/S0718-22012006000200005.
This article reviews the concepts of the semiotic theory of culture and the semiotic of the text by I. Lotman to state and intend to solve the installation of the “semioesfer” and “periphery” problem in a new receptive text. In order to establish multiple connections in “Maldito Gato”, by Juan Emar, we will use diverse concepts of the textual functions defined by different authors. The index function will provide basic information of a narration, the sequential function will allow us to reorder narrative series, the agential function will identify the actants’ roles, the poetical function will reveal the artistic richness of this short-story and, according to Barthes (1970), the interpretation of this narration will allow the reader “to appreciate the plurality that constitutes it”
Palabras clave : concepts semiotics; Lotman; Emar.