El Código vital detrás de los espejos en “Con tal de no morir” de Vicente Molina Foix

July 2013
RILCE. Revista de Filología Hispánica;jul-dic2013, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p473
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Con tal de no morir presents us with twelve apparently different worlds of contemporary anxieties and uncertainties. Despite the obvious, we obtain a much deeper meaning through a web of artistic, philosophical, psychological and numerological intertexts grouped in triads. Thanks to Pythagorean metaphysics, this collection presents us with an inner reflection of human feelings and cultural intertexts as if seen through a mirror. According to Gestalt, we could be content with a superficial reading, since that is the brains natural tendency, or we could aim at a deeper, more complex one. Following the Principle of Closure, this more complex result represents more than a mere addition of its part. Each narration acquires an additional meaning through painting, theatre, television/internet, music, philosophy and psychology. The analysis of the characters reaction with their intertextual reflections offers us a new germ of life possible, a new insight which goes beyond the apparent.


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