Липар 80 (2022), (стр. 135-151)

АУТОР(И): Gordana B. Ćirić Ognjenović


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DOI: 10.46793/LIPAR80.135CO


The aim of this paper is to present an analysis of the postmodern space in Paul Auster’s novel Moon Palace (1989). In the analysis, the author relies on De Certeau’s (1980) distinction between ‘place’ and ‘space’ and the importance of the existence of stories for the production of space, Lefebvre’s (1991) notion of dialectically produced space and the conceptual triad of space, and Murphet’s (2004) view of postmodern time as the time of the death of the subject. The concrete examples from the novel are Marco’s and Barber’s bodies, Marco’s apartment, the Central Park, the theatre, Effing’s apartment, Chinatown, and the cave. The paper is expected to show that the principles of the production of space are applicable to the space in the novel Moon Palace.


postmodernism, production of space, conceptual triad of space, Moon Palace


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