Introducing Lacan

A Graphic Guide

Darian Leader and Judy Groves
AUD $12.99

An accessible yet thorough overview of Lacan's major contributions to psychoanalysis, philosophy, critical thinking and beyond.

Jacques Lacan is now regarded as a major psychoanalytical theorist alongside Freud and Jung, although recognition has been delayed by fierce arguments over his ideas. Written by a leading Lacanian analyst, Lacan: A Graphic Guide takes the reader through his innovations, including his work on paranoia, his addition of structural linguistics to Freudianism and his ideas on the infant 'mirror phase'. It also traces Lacan's influence in postmodern critical thinking on art, literature, philosophy and feminism. This is the ideal introduction for anyone intrigued by Lacan's ideas but discouraged by the complexity of his writings.

Author bio:

Darian Leader is the author of Why do women write more letters than they post? (1996), Promises lovers make when it gets late (1997), Freud's Footnotes (2000), and Stealing the Mona Lisa (2002), all published by Faber. Judy Groves is a painter, graphic designer and illustrator.

Category: Psychology
ISBN: 9781848311831
Publisher: Icon Books
Imprint: Icon
Pub Date: August 2010
Page Extent: 176
Format: Paperback
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Psychology