In this lucid and compelling analysis of Lacan's twenty-third seminar, “Le Sinthome,” Roberto Harari points to new psychoanalytic pathways that lead beyond Freudian oedipal dynamics.
Lacan's seminar measures the boundaries between creativity and neurosis. We learn how poetry and wordplay may offer alternatives to neurotic pain and even psychotic delusions, with Joyce as our subject.
This new translation makes the intricacies of Lacan's seminar available to the English-speaking world for the first time. The author's accessible, vigorous prose explains the nuances of Lacanian theory with perfect clarity.
In the extraordinary encounter between Lacan and Joyce, Harari reveals unexpected affinities between them both as theorists and writers. It illustrates how literature is the aesthetic domain that is closest to the analytic experience.
About Roberto Harari
Roberto Harari, Ph.D., has been a psychoanalyst in Buenos Aires since 1965. He is a charter member and former President of Mayica-Institucisicoanalca. Since 1986, he has directed the Freud-Lacan Collection in Ediciones Nueva Visi. Harari has published more than 200 articles in international magazines, and is the author of sixteen books. Several have been translated into French and Portuguese.