Lacan to the Letter has 97 ratings and 10 reviews. Adam said: Masterful. A sterling guide no titular Lacanian should omit. Fink won’t lay out the coordin. Title. Lacan to the letter: reading Écrits closely / Bruce Fink. Author. Fink, Bruce, Published. Minneapolis, Minn. ; London: University of Minnesota Press. Author: Fink, Bruce Publisher: University of Minnesota Press, Reviewed By: Jon Mills, PsyD, PhD, ABPP, Vol 26 (2), pp. Lacan has been highly vilified.
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Return to Book Vruce. Preview — Lacan to the Letter by Bruce Fink. Lacan to the Letter: To read Lacan closely is to follow him to the letter, to take him literally, making the wager that he comes right out and says what he means in many cases, though much of his argument must be reconstructed through a line-by-line examination.
And this is precisely what Bruce Fink does in this ambitious book, a fine analysis of Lacan’s work on language and psychoanalytic tre To fikn Lacan closely is to follow him to the letter, to take him literally, making the wager that he comes right out and says what he means in many cases, though much of his argument must be reconstructed through a line-by-line examination. And this is precisely what Bruce Fink does in this ambitious book, a lettdr analysis of Lacan’s work on language and psychoanalytic treatment conducted on the basis of a very close reading of texts in his Icrits: As a translator and renowned proponent of Lacan’s works, Fink is an especially adept and congenial guide through the complexities of Lacanian literature and concepts.
He devotes considerable space to notions burce have been particularly prone to misunderstanding, notions such as “the sliding of the signified under the signifier,”or that have gone seemingly unnoticed, such as “the ego is the metonymy of desire.
From a parsing of Lacan’s claim that “commenting on a text is like doing an analysis,” to sustained readings of “The Instance of the Letter in the Unconscious,” “The Direction of the Treatment,” and “Subversion of the Subject” with particular attention given to the workings of the Fibk of DesireFink’s book is a work of unmatched subtlety, depth, and detail, providing a valuable new perspective on one of the twentieth century’s most important thinkers.
Bruce Fink is a practicing Lacanian psychoanalyst, analytic supervisor, and professor of psychology at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. A Selectionand Icrits: The Complete Text forthcoming. Paperbackpages. To lettsr what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions finj Lacan to the Letterplease sign up.
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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Aug 30, Adam rated it it was amazing Shelves: A sterling guide no titular Lacanian should omit. Fink won’t lay out the coordinates to to smoothly sail you through the maelstrom, but he’ll show you plenty of ways to swim.
Just get in the goddamn water already. Apr 21, Kira rated it it was amazing Shelves: The best ‘secondary literature’ on Lacan that I’ve seen. I don’t see how the book could be substantially improved, given the difficulty of Lacan’s ideas and texts. Fink’s reading of “Subversion of The Subject” is brilliant. Once you read this, at least you can go back to Ecrits and see if you find his reading confirmed by the text. If not, you’re in a much better position to correct it towards your own reading.
Sep 20, Ietrio rated it did not like it Shelves: A charlatan protecting his investment. Or how beautiful the emperror’s clothes are! Sep 12, Quilty rated it really liked it.
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I revisited this book upon reading some Lacan and in a delightfully retroactive manner, I realized that I couldn’t have summed up some of Lacan’s points any better. I suppose the biggest confusion arises from Lacan’s concept of the Other, which runs counter to Foucault’s, concept, and incidentally, the one that I was exposed to earlier, of the same name.
Fink’s writing is playful and refreshingly this book hasn’t quite made Lacan’s concepts understandable for someone who hasn’t read him at all.
Fink’s writing is playful and refreshingly colloquial that will leave people who read his translation of Lacan’s own enigmatic texts baffled.
Lacan to the Letter: Reading Écrits Closely
Or at least he left this one reader baffled, since one can see the painstaking lengths Fink had to traverse to remain faithful to the French. Although this book provides a clear account of Lacan’s abstruse and often poetic essays and lectures, his stubborn unwillingness to sacrifice the complexity behind the details of the ways in which Lacan articulates his ideas e. I’m sure there are many points I missed in this fnik I will revisit upon reading more Lacan. Jun 10, Rebecca rated it really liked it.
A friend and former teacher of mine, Richard Klein at Cornell University, once remarked that hardly anyone working on Lacan took the trouble to explicate his texts at length, preferring, apparently, to comment on his theoretical apparatus rather than on his actual writing. The remark immediately struck me as true, and I realized that it applied to my own publications fikn well. The present volume is a first attempt to take up the implicit challenge: Aug 01, Jake added it. Lacan’s writings are notoriously and deliberatly difficult to grasp.
Bruce Fink as accomplished fonk a feat in that he has lwcan Lacan accessable, but without fostering the illusion of a definitive summation of his work.
May 05, Chelsea Szendi rated it really liked it Shelves: Some people who would know better than I that Fink misinterprets and mistranslates some key points of Lacan.
I, the subject not supposing to know, would simply run from “Ecrits” in fear without Fink to soothe me. May 07, Natalie rated it liked it. How to read Lacan literally. Great introductory book if you’re looking to delve into Lacan’s Ecrits. Apr 09, Luke Echo rated it really liked it.
This has been quite invaluable in providing an entry point into Ecrits.
Jan 24, Savas rated it really liked it. A good interpretation of 10 of Lacan’s selected works from Ecrits.
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Bruce Fink is a practicing Lacanian psychoanalyst and analytic supervisor.
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He served as Bruce Fink is a practicing Lacanian psychoanalyst and analytic supervisor. He served as Professor of Psychology from to at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is currently an affiliated member of the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center.
Fink is the author of six books on Lacan which have been translated into many different languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, German, Brucf, Croatian, Greek, Turkish, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese: Between Language and Jouissance Princeton: Theory and Technique Cambridge: Encore, On Feminine Sexuality: A Selection New York: In recent years, he has authored mysteries involving a character lacah on Jacques Lacan: The Adventures of Inspector Canal London: Karnac,and translated into Finnish.
A second volume, Death by Analysis, was published by Karnac into be followed lxcan two further mysteries in The Purloined Love and Odor di Murderer. Books by Bruce Fink. Trivia About Lacan to the Lett No trivia or quizzes yet. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.