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Book Review - Leader's Lacan for Beginners

The Letter, Issue 13, Summer 1998, Pages 128 - 129


Book Review

LACAN FOR BEGINNERS

Written by Darian Leader and illustrated by Judy Groves


In Lacan for Beginners, Darian Leader has made a Trojan attempt to condense the mighty corpus of Lacan's life's work into a entertaining concoction suitable for general consumption. This is the formula of the excellent Icon books series, their wide appeal being the ability to wed distilled knowledge to a cartoon-like format, without pretending to be other than what they really are - an aperitif.

In fact, the imaginative illustrations by Judy Groves uncannily portray Lacan as he really was, a larger than life character reminiscent of the heroes and villains of D.C. comics fame.

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