Oana Cogeanu
Pages 33-44
DOI: 10.5840/cultura2012923


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.