As the final scene of Moon Palace suggests, ‘finding one’s final place’ is only a temporal illusion. The subject is searching for its place in the world, but as a speaking subject, it is forever alienated from its being: always already ‘out of place,’ the subject by definition is a “discontinuity in the real” (Écrits 299, Lacan).

AN ART OF DESIRE
READING PAUL AUSTER

Bernd Herzogenrath

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