Jean-Max Gaudilliere

Jean-Max Gaudillière became a psychoanalyst and member of the Ecole Freudienne in Paris when he discovered the impact of the historical catastrophies reflected in the symptoms of patients confined to asylums. In the weekly seminar called 'Madness and the Social Link', held for forty years at the EHESS with Françoise Davoine, Gaudillière combined his clinical work with the exploration of literary works dealing with the madness of war, written by authors like Kenzaburo Oe, Tonni Morrison, Strindberg, Feydeau, Pat Barker, Bion, Musil, Rabelais, Kerouac and Kurt Vonnegut and others. He often referred to the Greek authors of antiquity, whose work he knew intimately. He published numerous articles and gave many conferences. A member of the ISPS US and Erikson Scholar at Austen Riggs Center, he is the co-author of two books written with Françoise Davoine: History Beyond Trauma and A Word to the Wise. He died in March 2015.

A Word to the Wise: Don Quixote Returns to Fight Perversion

A Word to the Wise: Don Quixote Returns to Fight Perversion

by Francoise Davoine, Jean-Max Gaudilliere

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After giving us a fascinating reading of Cervantes’ classic novel in Don Quixote: Fighting Melancholia, Françoise Davoine and Jean-Max Gaudillière co-author a second work, to reflect on the hero’s... (more)

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