A Clinical Introduction to Lacanian Psychoanalysis by Bruce Fink The Lacanian Subject by Bruce Fink Jacques Lacan by Sean Homer Return to Freud by. Bruce Fink, A Clinical Introduction to Lacanian Psychoanalysis: Theory and Technique published by Harvard University Press in Errata p. 15, epigraph: . Read “A Clinical Introduction to Lacanian Psychoanalysis” by Bruce Fink with Rakuten Kobo. Arguably the most profound psychoanalytic thinker since Freud.

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Lacan Freud Blog News. A few people have contacted me recently via this site asking for suggestions of what to read, either by way of introduction to Lacan or for an alternative perspective on his work.

A Clinical Introduction to Lacanian Psychoanalysis

The list below are some of the titles I usually recommend to them. By adding it to the site it will hopefully help others with the same question, but it is by no means an exhaustive list, and represents my own opinions only, so feel free to add your own recommendations in the comments section below.

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As mentioned above, this is by no means an exhaustive list — feel free to add your own recommendations in the comments below. By Owen HewitsonLacanOnline. Interesting and extensive list, thanks. I am often visiting lacanonline.

As I expected it is a extense list, although some of the titles like Bruce Fink and ZiZek I already was into, so it reduces a little my further reading. Thank you so much, it is good to know there is a space where we can find precise and reliable Lacanian info.


You forgot to mention a book which was advised by Jacques derrida and Jacques lacan himself. The Title Of The Letter. But this list just offers dozens of books about Lacan, without saying what works by Lacan should be read, and in what psychonalysis Leave this field empty. Reading Lacan — Where to Start?

Owen Hewitson – LacanOnline. The interview has value beyond its conciseness.

You can find a copy of the interview here link downloads the Word doc. Whilst he divides opinion amongst Lacanians, these two works in particular are a pleasure to read.

Zizek has not always been as well-known as he is now, and an amusing story about how he first emerged on the scene is worth recounting. In the early nineties, in the wake of the Sokal and Bricmont affair, there was great suspicion across academia of anyone purporting to talk with authority about continental philosophy.

When a hyperactive, bearded Slovenian philosopher with what seemed to be a made-up name emerged on the scene with a book entitled Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Lacan But Were Afraid to Ask Hitchcock many academics, wary of being duped again, believed this was another hoax and refused to take it seriously.

The Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis and New Introductory Lectures on Psycho-Analysisfrom two very different periods of his work, make fascinating reading side-by-side and give a great overview of what he considers to be the most important of his discoveries in each period. Taking Things Further To take your reading a bit further, there are some great works on psychoanalysis by non-Lacanians.

Jean Laplanche is to my mind one of the very few analysts who can give Lacan a run for his money when it comes to the reading of Freud. His series of lectures are published in French as the Problematiques. An Essay on Interpretationwhich is worth checking out too.


Lacan was apparently angered by its appearance inat a time when Lacan dominated the French psychoanalytical scene.

Clinical Perspectives People used to complain about the deficit of available clinical material published by Lacanian psychoanalysts. In the last ten to fifteen years that has changed greatly. There are a handful of general clinical introductions worth checking out.

A Clinical Introduction to Lacanian Psychoanalysis — Bruce Fink | Harvard University Press

Fink has published two: Theory and Practical Applications is also highly recommended. A Manual for Clinical Psychodiagnostics does a good job of situating Lacanian psychoanalysis within psychianalysis wider context of modern mental health treatments, and engaging with them on kacanian that are their own.

On more specific areas of symptomatology, three books by the aforementioned Darian Leader are worth checking out: Exploring the Mind-Body Connection on psychosomatic disturbances. This should give any reader an idea of how different analysts from various orientations and across the generations have approached clinical problems.

I would strongly recommend two of his books, Making Minds and Madness: Three Essays on Drive and Desire was published a couple of years after these and is also both excellent and accessible.

A Clinical Introduction to Lacanian Psychoanalysis: Theory and Technique

Psychoanalytical Reference Works To help the reader of Lacan through all the psychoanalytic jargon littering the field and there is plenty! Grace – August 6th, at CB – March 30th, at Basically to understand and read Lacan, this list recommends not reading Lacan. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.