Hasbullah Hasbullah


Originality to a certain extent is an out of reach condition in the textual phenomenon of today. Every text is actually
a revoicing act of long in advance ideas and messages of preceding texts. Those facts have been currently analyzed
and thoroghly studied by a new approach called intertextuality.
This perspective claims that every text is actually an intertext, which underlines that in every text, we can encounter
many voices and ideas that have long been pronounced and possessed
By the old authors. The problem lies in the fact that the ancient sources of the current text are already untraceable
and nearly unidentified. The role the current writers play in producing their text is to promote new intentions to the
already made products.
This approach puts a clear line of relativity in originality that every writer claims. But it gives, on the other around, a
new horizon to see a kind of interrelationship among texts that will pave the way to a new method in reading the
millions texts that surround us nowadays.
Key words; intertext, originality, relativity, interrealtionship.

Full Text:



Barthes, Roland. 1989. “ The Death of The

Author” di dalam Modern Literary

Theory, A Reader (disunting

oleh Philip Rice dan Patricia

Waugh). London; Edward Arnold.

Harland, Richard. 1991. Superstructuralism.

London; Routledge.

Kristeva, Julia. 1968. “Problèmes de la

Structuration du Texte” dalam

Théoried‟Ensemble disunting oleh

Philippe Sollers. Paris; Editions du


Reuter, Yves. 1991. Introduction à l‟Analyse

du Roman. Paris; Bordas.

Schmitt, M.P. A. Viala. 1982. SavoirLire.

Paris; Didier.

Tadie, Jean Yves. 1987. La Critique

Littéraire AU XXe Siècle. Paris; Les

Dossiers Belfond.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.34050/jib.v2i0.2383


  • There are currently no refbacks.

P-ISSN: 2354-7294
E-ISSN: 2621-5101