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Jacques Lacan: The Death of an Intellectual Hero

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Examines the theory of psychoanalysis of Jacques Lacan, analyzes his writings on psychology, and discusses the development of his method of therapy.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published August 1st 1984 by Harvard University Press (first published 1983)
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Sep 03, 2015 Simon rated it did not like it
Shelves: psychoanalysis
Didn't really read this, but skimmed parts and was appalled by the first chapter. (I think the later parts may be better.)
Sitharthan Sriharan
One guy I briefly met in the Strand NYC book store recommended this to me since I was interested in getting an introduction to Lacan's thought. I'll say I was little disappointed with the book since it was pretty light on explaining Lacanian concepts. This is more of an intellectual biography than anything else. It has some pretty interesting biographical info since the author himself did his training analysis with Lacan. That alone makes it a pretty interesting read even if the author didn't ta ...more
Nov 21, 2014 Forrest rated it it was amazing
This is the first book, not about gardening, that I've finished in a long while.
Very provocative discussion of what it means to become a psychoanalyst in the Lacanian tradition by someone who went through it.
Apr 14, 2010 DoctorM rated it really liked it
A wonderfully witty biography of the Minotaur himself, Le Grand Jacques... I read this long ago, back in my Lost Youth--- my first introduction to Lacan, really. It's not the most in-depth or scholarly bio of Lacan, but it's a delightful introduction, with just the right sense of mischief.
Leonard Houx
Jun 26, 2007 Leonard Houx rated it liked it
kind of whatevs. most of the english books about lacan in the 80s are pretty weeeeeeeeeeeak.
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