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Just as the exorbitancy of jouissance to whatever signification seems to animate it enables that libidinal affect to be readily displaced along a chain of associated symbolic forms and behaviors, so the same continuing exorbitancy lends those forms and behaviours an effective margin of autonomy from whatever sexual energies infuse and enliven them.
In all these instances, an exorbitancy of the subject in relation to itself reflects the overdetermined character of the polis as such--the fact of its being incapable of assuming a totalized or unified form.
Perhaps this exorbitancy of metaphor, the transporting of contraband that cannot otherwise be registered (as Schulz puts it in Sanatorium), is what Gombrowicz meant when he charged Schulz of approaching art "as if it were a lake he intended to drown in" (3: 6).