Implicit Narrative

RELATED TERMS: Narratology

A narrative that is not overtly told but is read through cultural signs. Religious buildings often embody implicit narratives.

Another radically different example of a vehicle for an implicit is the traditional Japanese toilet, a narrative of our connection to nature and its cycles of consumption, growth and decay, as described by Junchiro Tanizaki (1977: 3-5).


Tanizaki, J. (1977) In praise of shadows. Translated by T. J. Harper and E. G. Seidensticker. Stony Creek, CT: Leeteā€™s Island Books.