My Teaching (Hardcover)

By Jacques Lacan, David Macey (Translator), Jacques-Alain Miller (Preface by)

Verso, 9781844672707, 116pp.

Publication Date: January 5, 2009

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Bringing together three previously unpublished lectures presented to the public by Lacan at the height of his career, and prefaced by Jacques-Alain Miller, My Teaching is a clear, concise introduction to the thought of the influential psychoanalyst after Freud.

About the Author

The psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan (1901-1981) was one of the twentieth century's most influential thinkers. His many published works include "Ecrits" and "The Seminars."

David Macey translated some twenty books from French to English. He was the author of "Lacan in Context," the acclaimed "The Lives of Michel Foucault," "The Penguin Dictionary of Critical Theory "and" Frantz Fanon: A Biography." He died in October 2011.

Jacques-Alain Miller is Director of the Department of Psychoanalysis at the University of Paris VIII and editor of Lacan's "Seminars."

Praise For My Teaching

“What does one discover in this book? First of all a language which, far from being jargon-heavy, has the ring of luminous clarity. Next, a sense of humour which delights in paradoxes, hops from one subject to another and takes the reader from the most elementary level to the most complex. A thought, of course, which cannot be easily summarized. A benevolence too, which reassures the layperson and helps when following the course of the talk. Finally, an immense fidelity which never ceases to invite us to reread Freud.”—Elle

“This is certainly a book to recommend to all those who want to have a look at what Lacan has to say but who are reluctant to tackle his Écrits or his Seminars.”—Sciences humaines