Loving Psychoanalysis Looking at Culture with Freud and Lacan
By Ruth Golan Copyright 2006
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Psychoanalysis was neither a product of philosophy nor of academic study. Rather, psychoanalysis was born in the clinic. Freud took his lead from hysterical women; the accounts of their pain, anxieties and physical symptoms led him to formulate his theories on the existence of the unconscious.
Preface -- Introduction: psychoanalysis and language—getting to know Lacan -- Love, Phantasy -- What can we know of love? -- Phantasy—from Freud to Lacan and from Lacan to the artist -- Jouissance, Woman -- Paul Celan and the question of feminine jouissance -- One eats—the other eats "no" -- "A woman's voice is erva": the feminine voice and silence—between the Talmudic sages and psychoanalysis -- Testimony -- The secret bearers—from silence to testimony, from the Real to phantasme -- Art, Letter -- The letter as place and the place of the letter -- The Act in psychoanalysis and art -- The return of Orpheus—a psychoanalytic view on realism in contemporary art -- Death, Entropy -- True grace—the blood is the soul -- There is no such form—Arbeit macht frei -- Myth and Act on the crater's edge -- Evolution -- Is interpretation possible? -- About narrow-mindedness and the Real -- Eppur si muove!—nevertheless, it does move