versión ISSN 0718-2201
NAVARRETE GONZALEZ, Carolina Andrea. Dementia Analogy as a Way of Interpreting El fin de la locura by Jorge Volpi. Alpha [online]. 2004, n.20, pp. 91-101. ISSN 0718-2201. doi: 10.4067/S0718-22012004000200006.
This article will analyze the unusual way Jorge Volpi´s El fin de la locura has to present its representative constructions. Parody and carnival elements -intertwined in a complex multiplicity of voices- make up a proposal based on a dementia principle. Each voice (that of Lacan, Althusser, Foucault and Barthes´ ) help make up the configuration of narrative universe where incoherence, power and ambiguity prevail together with a parodic take-over of an intellectual world and that of the conditioning of contemporary thought.
Palabras clave : parody; carnival; dementia novel; Foucault and Barthes texts; incoherence power; ambiguity.