MODERNITY, SCIENCE AND MEMORY THROUGH LITERATURE: THE INFORMATION IN THE NARRATIVE STRUCTURE OF DRACULA, BY BRAM STOKER
Author(s)José Claudio Morelli Matos
Bibliography. Library science. Information resources
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AbstractIntroduction: This paper interprets the novel Dracula, by Bram Stoker, identifying points of interest for the study of information. In addition, it is shown how the era described in the book prepares and announces what is called currently the Information Age. Objective: Analyze procedures of ordering and appropriation of information, as essential elements in the narrative structure of the novel Dracula, by Bram Stoker. Methodology: This is a bibliographical research, an effort of interpretation of the fictional work, questioning in essayistic and argumentative way about the relevance of the information in the book. Results: Through the examination of the representation of Library, the opposition between modernity (scientific) and the past (superstitious) and of the action of the characters, the book can be described as the presentation, in fictional basis, of a long and detailed process of organization and use of information. Conclusions: The representation of the complete cycle of information in the novel results in a composition illustrative of the wealth of meaning and the value that information takes on society, ever since the end of the 19th century.