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Jacques Lacan: The Death of an Intellectual Hero
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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Mar 20, 2012 Sitharthan Sriharan rated it liked it
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
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.