Psychosis and Capture: Lacanian Individuation in Don DeLillo’s Falling Man

Nikhil Jayadevan

Abstract


This essay explores mechanisms of individuation in Don Delillo’s Falling Man, placing it in conversation with Jacques Lacan’s ideas of ego-formation. It argues that the difference in Falling Man’s two protagonists’ individuations holds the key to understanding Falling Man’s critique of the post-9/11 subject condition.

Keywords


Falling Man; Don DeLillo; Individuation; Jacques Lacan; September 11

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