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(An Art of Desire: Reading Paul Auster.pdf) i An Art of Desire Reading Paul Auster i the first book length study solely devoted to the novels of Paul Auster From the vantage point of poststructuralist theory especially Lacanian psychoanalysis and Derridean deconstruction this book explores the relation of Auster s novels i City of Glass In the Country of Last Things Moon Palace i and i The Music of Chance i to the rewriting and deconstruction of genre conventions their connections to concepts such as catastrophe theory the sublime Freud s notion of the death drive as well as the philosophical underpinnings of his work At the focus of this study however is the concept of desire an important concept in the writings of both Auster and Lacan and the various manifestations of this concept in Auster s novels Auster s novels always emphasize a kind of outside of the text chance the real the unsayable a kind of hope for a transparent language a hope however that is exactly posited as impossible to fulfill The relation of Daniel Quinn Anna Blume Marco Fogg and Jim Nashe to this lack is the motor of their desire the driving force for the subject that has i always already i left the real and has been inscribed into the representational system called reality It is here in its relation to the signifier that the subject s desire is played out that its experience is ordered interpreted and articulated It is their ability to make connections to proliferate to affirm free play their ability not to bemoan the absence of the centre that ultimately decides over success or failure of Auster s subjects whether they partake in the joyous errance of the sign or whether their fate is that of the unfortunate travelerDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming An Art of Desire: Reading Paul Auster books for multiple devices.