Introduction to the Reading of Lacan: The Unconscious Structured Like a Language

Introduction to the Reading of Lacan: The Unconscious Structured Like a Language


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"A major and long overdue addition to the America/English psychoanalytic literature. . . . All major concepts—among them the mirror stage, the Name-of-the-Father, metaphor and metonymy, the phallus, the foreclosure of the subject—are developed in depth."
-Nicholas Kouretsas, Harvard Medical School

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ISBN-13: 9781892746047
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
Publication date: 09/17/1998
Series: Lacanian Clinical Field Series
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.65(d)
Lexile: 1370L (what's this?)

About the Author

Joel Dor

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

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.

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Nicholas Kouretas

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

Joan Copjec

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 From now on this complaint is no longer valid.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

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