-Nicholas Kouretsas, Harvard Medical School
About the Author
Joel Dor was a professor of psychoanalysis at the University of Paris VII and a member of the Association de Formation Psychoanalytique et de Recherches Freudiennes: Espace Analytique. He is also the author of Introduction to the Reading of Lacan and Structure and Perversions (both Other Press).
Susan Fairfield is an editor, translator, and poet. She is also the author of papers on literary criticism, a psychoanalyst, and co-editor of Bringing the Plague: Toward a Postmodern Psychoanalysis. She lives in the Bay Area of California.
What People are Saying About This
Joel Dor's Introduction to the Reading of Lacan represents a major and long overdue addition to the American-English psychoanalytic literature. Unlike other books about Lacanian psychoanalysis, Dor's is written specifically for clinicians, by a clinician, in this case a preeminent French psychoanalyst and teacher... The translation mantains the lucidity and immediacy of the original French text. This is an auspicious beginning for the Lacanian Clinical Field Series.
Nicholas Kouretas, M.D., Harvard Medical School
For many, the period of apprenticeship required to make intelligent use of Jacques Lacan's formative theory has seemed too long and too arduous to be paid the effort. From now on this complaint is no longer valid. Dor stands virtually alone in his crystal-clear explication and integration of all aspects of Lacanian thought: clinical, linguistics, and philosophical. The result is often rebelatory.
Joan Copjec, Ph.D., Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Culture, University at Buffalo, SUNY