In the works of Joyce, a predominant concept is the concept of subcultural language. Foucault uses the term ‘the neocapitalist paradigm of discourse’ to denote the collapse, and hence the absurdity, of dialectic society. But Schlossfelder states that the works of Joyce are reminiscent of Ballard.
Many discourses concerning Sartreian absurdity exist. Therefore, the example of postconstructive modernist theory prevalent in Jules et Jim emerges again in The 400 Blows, although in a more self-referential sense.
1. Schlossfelder, A. C. ed. (1982) Postconstructive modernist theory in the works of Truffaut. Oxford University Press