Ecrits: A Selectionby Jacques Lacan
Pub. Date: 10/01/1982
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
This selection of his writings--Lacan's own--ranges chronologically from 'The Mirror Stage' to 'The Subversion of the Subject and the Dialectics of Desire in the Freudian Unconscious'--one of Lacan's most radical, far-reaching texts--and includes 'The Function and Field of Speech and Language in Psychoanalysis' and six other papers dealing with various aspects of psychoanalytic theory and practice.
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Sheridan made a brave attempt some 25 years ago to render Lacan's difficult prose into English, but Sheridan's command of French left a great deal to be desired, and his knowledge of Lacan's numerous seminars (that form the backdrop of most of his writings) was non-existent; after all, almost none of them were available even in French at that time. This old translation should no longer be reprinted: it is virtually incomprehensible at times and is often quite inaccurate. Readers seeking to study the Ecrits should consult the 2002 translation by myself; the paperback version will be out very shortly, will be competitive in price with this old translation, and is vastly superior in readability and accurary.
Sheridan's translation is fine. And it's the one your english prof's are going to be reading.