Concerning the Rites of Psychoanalysis

Concerning the Rites of Psychoanalysis : Or the Villa of the Mysteries

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This book looks at Lacanian psychoanalysis in the context of the clinic. Drawing on her 12 years of clinical practice, Bice Benvenuto offers an exciting and undiscovered Lacan, who helps make sense of our symptoms and our lives. Dr Benvenuto's approach to Lacan in the clinic highlights the way in which the Ancient Mysteries, the unveiling of the Phallus, prefigure discoveries in Lacanian psychoanalysis about the symbol, the feminine and the sacred. Benvenuto brings both the clinical and the symbolic threads together in a theory of feminine sexuality which takes up where Lacan drew the veil. This book should appeal to students, academics and practitioners in psychoanalysis, literary criticism, gender and feminist studies, psychology, philosophy and anyone interested in the practical application of Lacan's more

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  • Hardback | 180 pages
  • 152 x 229mm | 440g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 8 illustrations, notes, bibliography, index
  • 0745612490
  • 9780745612492

Table of contents

A Note on the Ancient Mysteries. Part I 1. A. Discourse on Love 2. What is the Psychoanalyst Supposed to Know? 3. The Passion of Childhood Interlude: Madness in Philosophy, or Derrida's Love of Lacan . Part II 4. Hysteria: Comedy ... Dell'arte . 5. Compliance and Disagreement 6. The Paradoxes of the Earthly Woman Part III 7. A Myth in Development: The Case of Little Hans. 8. Winnicott's "Piggle". 9. Klein's Narrative . Part IV 10. To Die of Shame. Time to more