Genetic Structuralism in the Novel Gadis Kretek by Ratih Kumala
Keywords:Genetic Structuralism, Novel, Lucien Goldmann, Gadis Kretek, Ratih Kumala.
This research analyzes one of the literary works, namely a novel entitled Gadis Kretek by Ratih Kumala. The novel describes the community group and the various problems presented. The novel, which was included in the top ten recipients of the 2012 Equatorial Literature Kusala award, will be analyzed using one of the literary theories, namely Lucien Goldmann's Genetic Structuralism. Goldmann believed that literary works are a structure. The structure is not static but rather the product of a continuous historical process. Lucien Goldmann formulated several basic concepts for building the theory he created. These theories include the fact of humanity, the subject of the collective, the worldview, the structure of literary works, and the dialectic of understanding-explanation. The five concepts are found in the novel, which are then clearly analyzed and described.
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