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

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This is the first book that looks at Lacanian psychoanalysis in the context of the clinic. Benvenuto draws on her twelve years of clinical practice to develop a novel perspective on the work of Lacan.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 18mm | 299.37g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745615309
  • 9780745615301
  • 1,769,225

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'This book unusually combines the theoretical and the clinical in a poetic style. Since the author's subjects are myth and psychoanalysis, such an approach is an effective one. I am much taken by the originality of her use of myth in relation to psychoanalysis and the freshness of her detailed discussions: I think her particular achievement is to have made the clinical poetic.' Elizabeth Wright, University of Cambridgeshow more

About Bice Benvenuto

Bice Benvenuto is the author of several previous books including The Works of Jacques Lacan: An Introduction (co-authored with Roger Kennedy, Free Association Books, 1986). The author is a member of the Ecole Europeenne de Psychanalyse (Paris) and has been practising and teaching psychoanalysis in London for the last 12 years.show more

Table of contents

Acknowledgements. Preface. 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 Conclude. Notes. Bibliography. Index.show more