Dany Nobus is not just a personal friend; he is also an expert in psychoanalysis who has shared with us in this essential book his knowledge and understanding of Lacan. What makes Dany’s Jacques Lacan so important in its content is also the fact that the author is an authority in Freud. As Lacan once said himself somewhere “you may be Lacanian, but I for one is Freudian”. To be sure, Lacan was not so much as always agreeing with what Freud wrote, far from it. But what defines Lacan’s work, to its detriment at the time, ironically, is his not being shy of trying new things, of shaking and challenging the Freudian institution. This must surely be why Lacan is so fascinating to study, and not just for psychoanalysts.

There is a definite style in Danny’s accounts of Lacan’s concepts, and this makes reading this book a serious learning experience – everything is so clear and transparent – but also, I almost dare say, an entertaining moment. In his Jacques Lacan and the Freudian Practice of Psychoanalysis Dany has successfully managed to marry erudition and humour, with the whole taking place inside a conversation between Lacan and Freud. Read and re-read Dany’s book with wonder each time.

See also D. Evans dictionary, Bruce Fink, Lorenzo Chiesa

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Product details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (24 Aug. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415179629
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415179621

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