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Christian Fierens – Introduction to L'Etourdit


Issue 41 (Summer 2009) Pages- 19-29


The following is an extract from Christian Fierens‟ 2002 book, Lecture de L‟Etourdit. Lacan 1972 (Paris: L‟Harmattan, 2002), translated here into English by Cormac Gallagher.


Preface Is it readable?

As a writer Lacan‟s whole life could be summarised by the wish “in the end to be properly read” (Lituraterre, Autres écrits, p. 13). Far from being material for a simple reading, the Ecrits of 1966 and a fortiori the Autres ecrits, published in 2001, should be deciphered as rebuses. In that, they fall into step with what is reserved for the dream in the Freudian Traumdeutung…..

Introduction to L'Etourdit

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