1st Edition

Ecrits A Selection

By Jacques Lacan Copyright 1980

    Genius and charismatic leader of a psychoanalytic movement that in the 1950s and 1960s provided a focal point for the French intelligentsia, Jacques Lacan attracted a cult following. Ecrits is his most important work, bringing together twenty-seven articles and lectures originally published between 1936 and 1966. Following its first publication in 1966, the book gained Lacan international attention and exercised a powerful influence on contemporary intellectual life. To this day, Lacan's radical, brilliant and complex ideas continue to be highly influential in everything from film theory to art history and literary criticism. Ecrits is the essential source for anyone who seeks to understand this seminal thinker and his influence on contemporary thought and culture.

    1 The Mirror Stage as Formative of the Function of the I -- 2 Aggressivity in Psychoanalysis -- 3 The Function and Field of Speech and Language in Psychoanalysis -- 4 The Freudian Thing -- 5 The Agency of the Letter in the Unconscious or Reason Since Freud -- 6 On a Question Preliminary to any Possible Treatment of Psychosis -- 7 The Direction of the Treatment and the Principles of its Power -- 8 The Signification of the Phallus -- 9 The Subversion of the Subject and the Dialectic of Desire in the Freudian Unconscious -- Classified Indexofthe Major Concepts Commentary on the Graphs Indexof Freud's German Terms Indexof Proper Names


    Jacques Lacan (1901-1981). Psychoanalyst and critical thinker.