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Title: Leaving the cave in search of life (A Platonic reading of R. Sirera's La caverna (The Cave)
Author: Gilabert Barberà, Pau
Keywords: Platonisme
Sirera, Rodolf, 1948- . Caverna
Mite de la caverna (Al·legoria)
Filosofia grega
Tradició clàssica
Literatura catalana
Literatura valenciana
Sirera, Rodolf, 1948- . Caverna
Plato's cave (Allegory)
Greek philosophy
Classical tradition
Catalan literature
Valencian literature
Issue Date: 21-Feb-2008
Abstract: The aim of this article is to show how a contemporary playwright thinks once more of the Platonic image of the cave in order to reflect on the necessary existential journey of men and women as in the case of a Bildungsroman. Sooner or later men and women must abandon the protection that any sort of cavern such as home, the family garden or family itself can offer. In spite of writing from a by no means idealistic or metaphysical point of view, thanks to R. Sirera and to the very applicability of Platonic images, Plato becomes once again a classical reference which is both useful and even unavoidable if one bears in mind the Platonic origin of all the literary caverns.
Note: Podeu consultar la versió en català a:; i en castellà a:
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