The Book of Love and Pain: Thinking at the Limit with Freud and Lacan

The Book of Love and Pain: Thinking at the Limit with Freud and Lacan

by Juan-David Nasio
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791459268

ISBN-13: 9780791459263

Pub. Date: 01/28/2004

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Addresses the limits in treating pain psychoanalytically, and offers a phenomenological description of psychic pain, particularly the pain of a lost loved one.

In The Book of Love and Pain, Juan-David Nasio offers the first exclusive treatment of psychic pain in Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalytic literature. Using insights gained from more than three

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Addresses the limits in treating pain psychoanalytically, and offers a phenomenological description of psychic pain, particularly the pain of a lost loved one.

In The Book of Love and Pain, Juan-David Nasio offers the first exclusive treatment of psychic pain in Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalytic literature. Using insights gained from more than three decades as a practicing psychoanalyst, Nasio addresses the limits faced by the analyst in attempting to think and treat pain psychoanalytically. He suggests that while pain is about separation and loss, psychic pain is intensified by paradoxical overinvestment in the lost loved one. Included are discussions of the pain of mourning, the pain of jouissance, unconscious pain, pain as an object of the drive, pain as a form of sexuality, pain and the scream, and the pain of silence. In offering a phenomenological description of psychic pain, The Book of Love and Pain fills a gaping void in psychoanalytic research and will play an important role in our understanding of the human psyche.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791459263
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Series:
SUNY series in Psychoanalysis and Culture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
151
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Translators' Acknowledgments

Translators' Introduction

Clémence, or the Experience of Pain

Threshold

Psychical Pain, Pain of Love

Archipelago of Pain

Corporeal Pain: A Psychoanalytic Conception

Lessons on Pain

Excerpts from Freud and Lacan Concerning Psychical Pain

Excerpts from Freud Concerning Corporeal Pain

Notes

Index

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