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Jacques Lacan: Psychoanalysis and the Subject of Literature by Jean-Michel Rabate

By Jean-Michel Rabate

Jean-Michel Rabat? bargains a scientific family tree of Lacan's thought of literature, reconstructing an unique doctrine dependent upon Freudian insights and revitalized via shut readings of authors as assorted as Poe, Gide, Shakespeare, Plato, Claudel, Sophocles, Sade, Genet, Duras, and Joyce. now not easily an essay approximately Lacan's affects or sort, this publication indicates how the emergence of phrases just like the "letter" and the "symptom" wouldn't have been attainable with out leading edge readings of literary texts. Lacan's critique of "applied psychoanalysis" involves a brand new perform of psychoanalysis understood as a kind of textual examining of the subconscious.

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Braunstein has sketched the whole spectrum of the concept and the various uses to which jouissance is put in Lacanian theory, which helps us understand how, while the concept originally opposed a desire through which the subject was marked by language, it played a more and more crucial function in the later seminars. Does jouissance provide the basis for the only ontology Lacanian psycho­ analysis admits of? Since one can speak of a 'feminine jouissance, are there several types of jouissance or just one?

Later S2 becomes the signifier of the subject's alterity, while SI is the signifier of its unity. One can see in Lacan a tendency to rework his schemes over the years, to reelaborate them until they become so complex that he himself becomes lost in them. Such is the case with the scheme of jouissance at the end of 'Subversion of the Subject and dialectics of desire'. 17 This graph, which receives new layers of complexity through four revisions, resembles a corkscrew, with two superimposed curves bisecting a curious question mark.

For a purloined letter to exist, we may ask, to whom does the letter belong? We stressed a moment ago the oddity implicit in returning a letter to him who had but recently given wing to its burning pledge (PP, 41). The second passage concludes with a rather obscure allusion to the Chevalier d'Eon's correspondence, the elucidation of which requires a whole page of notes by the editors {PP, 93-4). Condensation, allusiveness and paradoxes thus increase in visibility in the revised version. A crucial difference in wording is also perceptible: whereas Lacan says T in the seminar, he uses the authorial 'we' in the written version (possibly to suggest collective response in an 'open' seminar).

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