Vol. 39 (2018): Literary Researches
Issues of Literary Theory

The Forms of Author’s Presence in the Text

Published 2018-12-20


  • The Face of Author,
  • Narrator,
  • Story Teller

How to Cite

ტაბუცაძე ს. (2018). The Forms of Author’s Presence in the Text. Literary Researches, 39, 255–262. Retrieved from https://literaryresearches.litinstituti.ge/index.php/literaryresearches/article/view/4160


The article refers to the forms depicting the subject, namely: “The face of the author”, “the narrator” and “story teller”.”The face of the author” should be visualized in the same way as creating a self portrait by the artist. The artist can refine himself, but he cannot fully show how this picture is created, or it can not show the viewer’s picture with a double perspective. In order to create any type of character, the creator-author is required to have a base point outside the work, outside the “Reference Field”.

The narrator, unlike the author-creator, only exists outside the time and space in which the story is unraveled. Therefore, he can easily turn to or takeover, as well as knowledge of outcomes or results of the present events. But these possibilities are not limitless, because it is limited with the boarders of artistic whole, including “events that accompany itself.” All of the latter’s main tasks are the “facts” of the fictional reality.

Story teller - the aspect of the subjects or as a “linguistic type” (Bakhtin) - is a distinguishing mark in the field of view. It is quite lens and connected to a certain socio-cultural and linguistic environment, from which it reflects other characters. The narrator, on the contrary, is closer to the author-creator than the hero and is more natural speaking element.