The Seminar of Jacques Lacan: The Other Side of Psychoanalysis (Vol. Book XVII) (The Seminar of Jacques Lacan) (Bk. XVII)

The Seminar of Jacques Lacan: The Other Side of Psychoanalysis (Vol. Book XVII) (The Seminar of Jacques Lacan) (Bk. XVII)

Revolutionary and innovative, Lacan’s work lies at the epicenter of modern thought about otherness, subjectivity, sexual difference, and enjoyment.

This new translation of Jacques Lacan’s deliberation on psychoanalysis and contemporary social order offers welcome, readable access to the brilliant author’s seminal thinking on Freud, Marx, and Hegel; patterns of social and sexual behavior; and the nature and function of science and knowledge in the contemporary world.

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  1. Lost Lacanian said,

    Wrote on November 27, 2011 @ 8:34 am

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    Who wants to be a Lacanianaire?, March 20, 2009
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    This review is from: The Seminar of Jacques Lacan: The Other Side of Psychoanalysis (Vol. Book XVII) (The Seminar of Jacques Lacan) (Bk. XVII) (Paperback)

    Seminar XVII is one of the most important of Lacan’s seminars. This famous seminar takes place during the 60s student movements, and it is where Lacan gives his famous rebuttal: “All of you revolutionaries want another master, and you will get one!” This is also the place where Lacan elaborates his theory of the four discourses, which is often cited and commented on by Zizek, Copjec, Badiou, Zupancic, Fink, and others. Quite frankly, anyone interested in studying Lacan MUST read this seminar.

    But what makes this particular edition so valuable is Russell Grigg’s wonderful translation. Along with Fink, Grigg is one of Lacan’s most erudite and faithful translators. Lacan has acquired, what I think, is an unjustified reputation for being inscrutable. This reputation, I think, has to do with his translators. In particular, Alan Sheridan. Sheridan’s horrendous translations of Ecrit: A Selection (which thankfully is retranslated by Fink) and seminar XI (which is unforunate since this is one of Lacan’s most important seminars, as it takes place after he had been expelled from the SFP) are singularly responsible for this unwarranted reputation. Grigg’s translation is therefore a welcomed intervention, as it makes seminar XVII (as with his translation of seminar III) most readable. There is no akward phrasing or attempt to mystify Lacan’s meaning. Rather, it is translated with utmost care and attention. I venture to guess that even a beginner could pick this book up and get a grip on Lacan’s project.

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  2. Case Quarter said,

    Wrote on November 27, 2011 @ 9:12 am

    2 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
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    the discourses, December 29, 2009
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    This review is from: The Seminar of Jacques Lacan: The Other Side of Psychoanalysis (Vol. Book XVII) (The Seminar of Jacques Lacan) (Bk. XVII) (Paperback)

    lacan speaks of four discourses, the discourse of the master, the university, the hysteric and the analyst to his class in 1969-1970.

    some side trips and one visitor add to the year:

    at vincennes, an experimental university, he has an exchange with student radicals.

    a book by ernest sellin lacan mentions in class as a book he has never been able to find, is located during the seminar, and andre caquot, rabbi and scholar, is invited to discuss the book at one of lacan’s later classes.

    both accounts are included as appendixes and should be read at the appropriate chapters mentioned.

    lacan grants a radio interview `radiophonie’. parts are discussed during a class.

    another interview with lacan takes place on the steps on the pantheon.

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