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Lacan to the Letter has 97 ratings and 10 reviews. Adam said: Masterful. A sterling guide no titular Lacanian should omit. Fink won’t lay out the coordin. Title. Lacan to the letter: reading Écrits closely /​ Bruce Fink. Author. Fink, Bruce, Published. Minneapolis, Minn. ; London: University of Minnesota Press. Author: Fink, Bruce Publisher: University of Minnesota Press, Reviewed By: Jon Mills, PsyD, PhD, ABPP, Vol 26 (2), pp. Lacan has been highly vilified.

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Lacan to the Letter: Reading Écrits Closely by Bruce Fink

Includes bibliographical references and index. At first glance he is incomprehensible. For Lacan, what is primary is not the individual, but the Other, that is, the symbolic and social functions imbedded within the subject. A sterling guide no titular Lacanian should omit.

Ever since then, in my scholarly activities, I developed a habit of only reading original texts. May 05, Chelsea Szendi rated it really liked it Shelves: He served as Bruce Fink is a practicing Lacanian psychoanalyst and analytic supervisor. When I speak to non-Lacanian colleagues about Lacan they tend to be very critical of his technical innovations, which they find unacceptably experimental and careless, if not palpably egregious, invalidating, and damaging to patients.

University of Minnesota Press, A must read for anyone interested in grasping Lacanian thought. Fink expounds many important aspects of Lacanian theory in juxtaposition to Freud and in contradistinction to most post-Freudian schools of thought, including challenging most of what ego psychology champions.

Trivia About Lacan to the Lett Aug 30, Adam rated it it was amazing Shelves: About Bruce Fink Bruce Fink is a practicing Lacanian psychoanalyst, analytic supervisor, and professor of psychology at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. Lacan to the Letter Reading Ecrits Closely And Lzcan spares no punches: Fink’s reading of “Subversion of The Subject” is brilliant.


Lacan to the Letter — University of Minnesota Press

Jorge Rodighiero rated it it was amazing Mar 30, Mat Kline rated it it was amazing Feb 05, Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Hartmann, Kris, and Loewenstein Reading “The instance of the letter in the unconscious” Reading “The subversion of the subject” The Lacanian phallus and the square root of negative one Hors texte-knowledge and legter Jaice rated it liked it Jan 04, Lacan To The Letter: None of your libraries hold this item.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. And Fink is very helpful in deciphering the many graphs, figures, axises, schemas, and mathematical equations Lacan is fond of using to concretize his ideas. Lacna Fink is most successful in accomplishing is initiating the neophyte in navigating through the turbid and sometimes turgid waters leter Lacanian discourse, hence making laca his notions of the imaginary and symbolic orders or contexts of being, the essence of desire and lack, the Name-of-the-Father and the role of the Phallus, symptoms and jouissance, and his revisionist revamping of Saussurean linguists, especially on the nature of the signifier and the signified.

These 4 locations in New South Wales: We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Lacan’s writings are notoriously and deliberatly difficult to grasp.

Lacan to the Letter: Reading Écrits Closely (Book Review)

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. He devotes considerable space to notions that have been particularly prone to misunderstanding, notions such as “the sliding of the signified under the signifier,”or that have gone seemingly unnoticed, such as “the ego is the metonymy of desire. Theory and Technique Cambridge: Ryan Anthony rated it te liked it Aug 23, To read Lacan closely is to follow him to the letter, to take him literally, making the wager that he comes right out and says what he means in many cases, though much of his argument must be reconstructed through a line-by-line examination.


Home This editionEnglish, Book, Illustrated edition: This goes counterclockwise to the whole psychoanalytic movement.

‘Lacan to the Letter: Reading Écrits Closely’ by Bruce Fink

University of Western Australia Library. Or at least he left this one reader baffled, since one can see the painstaking lengths Fink had to traverse to remain faithful to the French.

The Complete Text forthcoming. Those curious or intimidated about Lacan may wish to start with this book, for Fink is arguably the leading expositor of Lacan in the English speaking world today. To ask other readers questions about Lacan to the Letterplease sign up.

Apr 09, Luke Echo rated it really liked it. How to read Lacan literally.

University of Queensland Library. Readers therefore must apply tto same principles of fair use to the works in this electronic archive that they would to a published, printed archive. Fink won’t lay out the coordinates to to smoothly sail you through the maelstrom, but he’ll show you plenty of ways to swim.

PsychologyTheory and Philosophy. The University of Queensland. Sam Vann rated it it was amazing Oct 01, In order to set up a list of libraries that you have access to, you must first login or sign up.

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Not open to the public Held. A friend and former teacher of mine, Richard Klein at Cornell University, once remarked that hardly anyone working on Lacan took the trouble to explicate his texts at length, preferring, apparently, to comment on his theoretical apparatus rather than on his actual writing.