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Description - Anxiety - the Seminar of Jacques Lacan, Book X by Jacques Lacan

Jacques Lacan is widely recognized as a key figure in the history
of psychoanalysis and one of the most influential thinkers of the
20th Century. In Anxiety, now available for the first time
in English, he explores the nature of anxiety, suggesting that it
is not nostalgia for the object that causes anxiety but rather its
In what was to be the last of his year-long seminars at
Saint-Anne hospital, Lacan's 1962-63 lessons form the keystone to
this classic phase of his teaching. Here we meet for the first time
the notorious a in its oral, anal, scopic and vociferated guises,
alongside Lacan?s exploration of the question of the
'analyst's desire'. Arriving at these concepts from a multitude of
angles, Lacan leads his audience with great care through a range of
recurring themes such as anxiety between jouissance and desire,
counter-transference and interpretation, and the fantasy and its
This important volume, which forms Book X of The
Seminar of Jacques Lacan, will be of great interest to students
and practitioners of psychoanalysis and to students and scholars
throughout the humanities and social sciences, from literature and
critical theory to sociology, psychology and gender studies.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780745660417
ISBN-10: 074566041X
Format: Hardback
(238mm x 163mm x 26mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 30-Apr-2014
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jacques Lacan

Jacques Lacan (1901-1981) was one of the twentieth-century's most influential thinkers. His many works include Ecrits, The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis and the many other volumes of The Seminar.

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