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Author Julien, Philippe, author

Title Jacques Lacan's return to Freud : the real, the symbolic, and the imaginary / Philippe Julien ; translated by Devra Beck Simiu
Published New York : New York University Press, [1994]


Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Series Psychoanalytic crosscurrents
Psychoanalytic crosscurrents.
Contents Foreword / Leo Goldberger -- Preface / William J. Richardson -- I. The Shadow of Freud. 1. The Pain of Being Two. 2. My Dearest Counterpart, My Mirror. 3. Paranoic Knowledge -- II. A Return to Freud. 4. The Lacanian Thing. 5. Exhaustion in the Symbolic. 6. The Making of a Case of Acting-Out -- III. The Transference. 7. A Change of Place. 8. An Ethical Question. 9. A Metaphor of Love -- IV. Toward the Real. 10. A Cartesian Approach. 11. A Literal Operation. 12. The Drive at Stake -- V. Another Imaginary. 13. A Hole in the Imaginary. 14. Imagination of a Triple Hole. 15. An Imaginary with Consistency -- Conclusion: The Psychoanalyst Applied to the Mirror
Summary From 1953 to 1980, Jacques Lacan sought to accomplish a return to Freud beyond post-Freudianism. He defined this return as "a new covenant with the meaning of the Freudian discovery." Each year through his teaching, he brought about this return. What was at stake in this renewal?
Philippe Julien, who joined Lacan's Ecole Freudienne de Paris in 1968, here attempts to answer this question. Situated in the period "after-Lacan," Julien shows that Lacan's return to Freud was neither a closing of the Freudian text that responded to questions left unanswered nor a reopening of the text that gave endless new interpretations
Neither dogmatic nor hermeneutic, Lacan's return to Freud was the return of an inevitable discordance between our experience of the unconscious and any attempt to give an account of it. For the unconscious, by its very nature, disappears at the same moment as it is discovered. It is in this sense that the author can claim that Lacan's return to Freud has been Freudian
. Constantly challenging the reader to submit to the rigors of Lacan's sinuous thinking, this penetrating work is far more than a mere introduction. Rendered into elegant English by the American translator, who added numerous footnotes and scholarly references to the French original, this study brings Lacanian scholarship among English readers to a new level of sophistication
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-213) and index
Notes Translation of: Retour à Freud de Jacques Lacan
Print version record
Subject Lacan, Jacques, 1901-1981.
Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939
SUBJECT Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939 -- Crítica i interpretació
Lacan, Jacques, 1901-1981 -- Crítica i interpretació
Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939
Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939 fast
Lacan, Jacques, 1901-1981 fast
Subject Psychoanalysis -- France -- History
Transference (Psychology)
Psychoanalytic Theory
Transference, Psychology
PSYCHOLOGY -- Reference.
Transference (Psychology)
Intellectual life
SUBJECT France -- Intellectual life.
Subject France
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Simiu, Devra Beck, translator
ISBN 9780814743232
Other Titles Retour à Freud de Jacques Lacan. English