A Psychoanalyst on the Couch

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An interview with Juan-David Nasio.

In A Psychoanalyst on the Couch, we find the noted psychoanalyst and Lacan commentator Juan-David Nasio on the analyst’s couch himself. In the interview that makes up this book, he provides insight into his forty-year career as a writer and practitioner, elaborating on Freudian and Lacanian concepts important to his work and reflecting on broad issues related to psychology and culture—as well as personal remembrances. The result is an intimate...

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Overview

An interview with Juan-David Nasio.

In A Psychoanalyst on the Couch, we find the noted psychoanalyst and Lacan commentator Juan-David Nasio on the analyst’s couch himself. In the interview that makes up this book, he provides insight into his forty-year career as a writer and practitioner, elaborating on Freudian and Lacanian concepts important to his work and reflecting on broad issues related to psychology and culture—as well as personal remembrances. The result is an intimate and wide-ranging look at the man and thinker, both an introduction to his work and a deeper look at his approach and outlook.

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Meet the Author

Juan-David Nasio is a psychoanalyst who lives and works in Paris. He was the first psychoanalyst to be inducted into the prestigious French Legion of Honor.

Stephanie Grace Schull is Director of Instructional Innovation and Assessment at Hawai’i Pacific University.

François Raffoul is Professor of Philosophy at Louisiana State University. David Pettigrew is Professor of Philosophy at Southern Connecticut State University. Together Raffoul and Pettigrew have translated Nasio’s Five Lessons on the Psychoanalytic Theory of Jacques Lacan; The Book of Love and Pain: Thinking at the Limit with Freud and Lacan; and Oedipus: The Most Crucial Concept in Psychoanalysis, all published by SUNY Press.

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Table of Contents

Translator’s Acknowledgments
Editors’ Prefatory Note to the American Edition

How Does a Psychoanalyst Work?

Diving “The Big Blue”
Joël, or My Fear of Discovering a Case of Psychosis
How Does One Choose a Psychoanalyst?
Aimance, or the Need to Be Dependent

Love and Sexual Pleasure

The Solitude of the homosexual Male and the “Bitter Delight” of the Homosexual Female
Jealousy: The Important Man, the Abandoned Woman
Love in the Couple
Every Woman Is a Virgin

Hate and Friendship

Hate as an Everyday Phenomenon
A Friend is Someone with Whom I feel Happy to Be Myself

Analysis with a Child

How Does One Speak Frankly with One’s Child?
Seven Crises that a Child Endures in Order to Grow Up
Florent and Louise: The First Meeting of a Child with the Psychoanalyst

In Praise of Hard Work

Albertine’s Charm
Challenge Yourself!

Notes
Index

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