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Reading Lacan's Ecrits: From 'Overture to this Collection' to 'Presentation on Psychical Causality'


Derek Hook

Stijn Vanheule


Reading Lacan's Écrits is the first extensive set of commentaries on the complete edition of Lacan's Écrits to be published in English, providing an indispensable companion piece to some of Lacan's best-known but notoriously challenging writings.

With the contributions of some of the world's most renowned Lacanian scholars and analysts, Reading Lacan's Écrits encompasses a series of systematic, paragraph-by-paragraph commentaries that not only contextualise, explain and interrogate Lacan's arguments but also afford the reader multiple interpretive routes through the complete edition of Lacan's most labyrinthine of texts. Considering the significance of Écrits as a landmark in the history of psychoanalysis, this far-reaching and accessible guide will sustain and continue to animate critical engagement with one of the most challenging intellectual works of the twentieth century.

These volumes act as an essential and incisive reference-text for psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists in training and in practice, as well as philosophers, cultural theorists and literary, social science and humanities researchers. This volume covers the first two sections of the Écrits, providing close readings of the first eight essays.

Book Type Edited Book
Acceptance Date Apr 25, 2023
Online Publication Date Feb 23, 2024
Publication Date Feb 23, 2024
Deposit Date Jan 11, 2024
Publisher Routledge
Series Title Reading Lacan's Ecrits
ISBN 9780415707954
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