Above the Ground and Beneath the Clouds: Schizophrenia in Lacanian Psychoanalysis

Author(s) : Yannis Grammatopoulos

Above the Ground and Beneath the Clouds: Schizophrenia in Lacanian Psychoanalysis

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2017
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 276
  • Category :
    Lacanian Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 39173
  • ISBN 13 : 9781782205166
  • ISBN 10 : 1782205160

Reviews and Endorsements

‘Yannis Grammatopoulos’s rigorous analysis of Georgios Vizyenos’s biography and literary work provides us with a new direction and understanding for the diagnosis and treatment of schizophrenia. This book is an important history of schizophrenia from Freud to Lacan that problematises some contemporary psychoanalytic responses to psychosis and helps us differentiate between inventions that emphasise the symbolic and those that emphasise the real. Elaborating with welcome clarity Lacan’s theories of knotting, the sinthome and lalangue, Grammatopoulos provides an invaluable account of the clinical relevance of the later Lacan and of the importance of the schizophrenic’s own invention in any attempt of recovery.’
- Anne Worthington, Centre for Psychoanalysis, Middlesex University, and Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research

‘Yannis Grammatopoulos’s book manages to achieve three things, in one expertly executed stroke: to trace the development of the clinical category schizophrenia within psychiatry and psychoanalysis; to introduce to the English reader, as a salient case example, the life and work of the Greek writer Georgio Vizyenos; and, finally, to suggest an approach to the treatment of schizophrenic patients via a thorough reading of Lacan’s work. His book will make a valuable contribution to the theoretical understanding and clinical practice of anyone interested in psychoanalytic work with psychosis.’
- Werner Prall, PhD, Middlesex University and the Guild of Psychotherapists, London

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