Let's Keep Talking: Lacanian Tales of Love, Sex, and Other Catastrophes

Author(s) : Yael Goldman Baldwin

Let's Keep Talking: Lacanian Tales of Love, Sex, and Other Catastrophes

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2015
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 206
  • Category :
    Lacanian Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 37120
  • ISBN 13 : 9781782203070
  • ISBN 10 : 1782203079

Reviews and Endorsements

‘This book is a rare and precious work. It is structured around a rich and detailed series of fine-grained clinical case studies, each one beautifully written. Yael Baldwin not only writes with an elegant precision, but she also manages to do something which is very unusual – she brings her clients to life, gets them to speak to us, so that we come away feeling that we know them personally. This book will stand apart from recent literature both for the seriousness and clinical detail of the accounts and for the very human and tender appreciation it gives us of more or less ordinary young people dealing with the challenges of living a life.’
- Russell Grigg, lecturer in philosophy and coordinator of psychoanalytic studies at Deakin University, Australia; co-editor of Female Sexuality: The Early Psychoanalytic Controversies

‘Yael Baldwin beautifully illustrates here what it means to pay close attention to the letter of clients’ speech. In her numerous case studies, she brings out the larger existential issues each of her clients is grappling with, which give rise to their specific symptoms, and highlights the usefulness of drawing those issues from the background into the foreground.’
- Bruce Fink, practising Lacanian psychoanalyst and analytic supervisor, and author of The Lacanian Subject and Against Understanding

‘This is a wonderful book. It provides an excellent clinical introduction to the theory and practice of Lacanian psychoanalysis, focusing on the structure of neurosis in contemporary society. In a most elegant way, Lacan’s notoriously difficult concepts are not only explained, but also applied in reading the complexities of clinical cases. Above all the book demonstrates how, by focusing on the subject, Lacanian talking therapy effectively helps people to find a way out of overwhelming misery.’
- Stijn Vanheule, professor in the department of psychoanalysis and clinical consulting at Ghent University, Belgium

‘For those who wonder how Lacanian practice works, this gallery of vividly delineated clinical portraits will make any reader grasp the fundamentals of the talking cure. Yael Baldwin skillfully blends psychoanalytic theory with compelling case studies – the result is most invigorating, often illuminating. You will not look at love, sex, and desire in the same way after reading this book.’
- Patricia Gherovici, psychoanalyst and analytic supervisor, and author of Please Select Your Gender and Lacan on Madness

Sign up for our new titles email   Sign up to our postal mailing list   Sign up for postal updates