Literariness of a Text, as a Game

Ali Sadeghimanesh, Abolghasem Rahimi


The nature of the literariness of a text and its influence on the writer and reader, is a question that has engaged the human mind for a long time. This article is going to answer this question with the special perspective and tries to provide some theories by the analysis of the literariness of the text and its relation to the concept of the game. Also, this article is going to reveal the relationship between a game and the concept of the literariness of a text.

The authors describe an artwork as an optimum condition for playing of the inner child by considering the reasons of the appearance of artworks in the first periods and also by finding a link between these artworks and childlish games. They also believe that in literature, a text can be considered as a game and this factor creates the literariness of a text. This is because of a close relationship between the game and the psychological concept of inner child. Thus the literariness of the text has relationship with the factor of considering a text as a game and with the inner child of the artist and the reader.



Literariness of a Text; Game; Inner child; Philosophy of literature; Psychology and literature; Exchanging in literary text

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