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

Author(s) : Joel Dor

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

Book Details

  • Publisher : The Other Press
  • Published : January 1996
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Category :
    Lacanian Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 2503
  • ISBN 13 : 9781892746047
  • ISBN 10 : 1892746042
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Seeks to make Lacan's work comprehensible to both clinicians wanting to use Lacanian theory in their work, and also scholars in the various human sciences upon which Lacan's work draws. It emphasizes the links between linguistics theory and structuralism.

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A major and long overdue addition to the American/English psychoanalytic literature . . . written specifically for clinicians, by a clinician . . . 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 and discussed in depth.
-Nicholas Kouretas, M.D., Harvard Medical School

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Michael Kulyk on 23/12/2014 23:37:05

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This book has a number of rave reviews claiming that it is user friendly and highly accessible. I disagree entirely. I'm familiar with Lacanian texts by Bruce Fink, Darian Leader, Lionel Bailly, and Danny Norbus and found them to be perfectly clear. But Dor's book completely takes the biscuit. I found the explanations in it veering between the insufficient and the incomprehensible.
My experience of reading this book was a combination of confusion, exasperation and puzzlement at how it ever got the wonderful reviews that it did.
I recommend Lionel Bailly's book Lacan: A beginner's guide instead of this awfully written book. Bailly is able to describe the process of metaphor, metonymy and synechdote in relation to the mechanisms of condensation and displacement and the development of the Lacanian unconscious in a very clear and accessible manner.

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