Reading Lacans Ecrits: From Signification Of The Phallus To Metaphor Of The Subject
The crits was Jacques Lacans single most important text, a landmark in psychoanalysis which epitomized his aim of returning to Freud via structural linguistics, philosophy and literature. Reading Lacans crits is the first extensive set of commentaries on the complete edition of Lacans crits to be published in English. An invaluable document in the history of psychoanalysis, and one of the most challenging intellectual works of the twentieth century, Lacans crits still today begs the interpretative engagement of clinicians, scholars, philosophers and cultural theorists. The three volumes of Reading Lacans crits offer just this: a series of systematic paragraph-by-paragraph commentaries by some of the worlds most renowned Lacanian analysts and scholars on the complete edition of the crits, inclusive of lesser known articles such as Kant with Sade, The Youth of Gide, Science and Truth, Presentation on Transference and Beyond the "Reality Principle". The originality and importance of Lacans crits to psychoanalysis and intellectual history is matched only by the texts notorious inaccessibility. Reading Lacans crits is an indispensable companion piece and reference-text for clinicians and scholars exploring Lacan’s magnum opus. Not only does it contextualize, explain and interrogate Lacan’s arguments, it provides multiple interpretative routes through this most labyrinthine of texts. Reading Lacans crits provides an incisive and accessible companion for psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists in training and in practice, as well as philosophers, cultural theorists and literary, social science and humanities researchers who wish to draw upon Lacans pivotal work.