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Cultura International Journal of Philosophy of Culture and Axiology

Volume 9, Issue 2, 2012

Semiotics of World Cultures

Oana Cogeanu
Pages 33-44

In the Beginning Was the Triangle
A Semiological Essay

In the beginning was the triangle, the apostles of semiology say. In arguing for a semiological approach to literature, this paper highlights first that the consecrated semiotic triangle seen in perspective proves to be a pyramid, with its faces consisting of minimal semiotic triads; it then suggests that the pyramidal semiotic constructs within a given context project the figure of infinite semiosis; finally, it proposes an illustration of the literary process of signification using the alchemical image of the clepsydra.

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