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    How to Read Lacan (How to Read) (Paperback) By (author) Slavoj Zizek

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    Description"The only thing of which one can be guilty is of having given ground relative to one's desire." - Jacques Lacan. Is psychoanalysis dead or are we to read frequent attacks on its theoretical 'mistakes' and clinical 'frauds' as a proof of its vitality? Slavoj i ek's passionate defence of Lacan reasserts the ethical urgency of psychoanalysis. Traditionally, psychoanalysis was expected to allow the patient to overcome the obstacles which prevented access to 'normal' sexual enjoyment; today, however, we are bombarded from all sides by different versions of the injunction 'Enjoy!' Lacan reminds us that psychoanalysis is the only discourse in which you are allowed not to enjoy. Since for Lacan psychoanalysis itself is a procedure of reading, each chapter uses a passage from Lacan as a tool to interpret another text from philosophy, art or popular ideology. Lacan is read with Hegel and Hitchcock, with Shakespeare and Dostoevsky.


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    Title
    How to Read Lacan
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Slavoj Zizek
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 116 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781862078949
    ISBN 10: 1862078947
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PSY
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.2T
    BIC subject category V2: JMAF
    BISAC V2.8: PSY026000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15320
    DC22: 150.195092
    Thema V1.0: JMAF
    Publisher
    GRANTA BOOKS
    Imprint name
    GRANTA BOOKS
    Publication date
    04 September 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Slavoj i ek philosopher and psychoanalyst, heads the International Center of Humanities at Birkbeck College. His numerous books, translated into more than 30 languages, include The Parallax View and Lacan: the Silent Partners.
    Review quote
    Slavoj i ek was named in Prospect as one of the top 100 public intellectuals of our day i ek's readership will increase the market for How to Read Lacan Adding to 10 other titles currently available in the How to Read series