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  • Welcome to Issue 58 of The Letter, Irish Journal for Lacanian Psychoanalysis.


    Excerpt from the Editorial:


    "With Issue 58 we keep our commitment to bring you the next instalment of Christian Fierens’ The Psychoanalytic Discourse. A Second Reading of Lacan’s L’Etourdit (2012). This, the second chapter – entitled The Impossibilityof the Psychoanalytic Discourse – confronts us with the necessity that ‘it is the clinic of a failure which is decisive for psychoanalysis’. Never to be understoodas ‘a clinic of the failure of mental health’. Implicit in the notion of failure is ‘the omission of occurence or performance’ of a certain task. Let’s call this task the making of meaning. What is it then to be tasked with a work of omission that might disallow such meaning-making, might disallow the inevitable ready-to-hand incest between the saying and the said and thereby permit ‘the sap of saying’ to emerge?"


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    Issue 58 - Spring 2015

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