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Helena Texier – Through the Looking Glass


THE LETTER 04 (Summer 1995) pages 13-26


Reflecting for a moment on the title that I found I had chosen for this paper today, it occurred to me that, for those of us whose mother-tongue is English at least, this phrase Through the Looking Glass immediately evokes a reference, – not to Jacques Lacan, but rather to Lewis Carroll and his Alice’s adventures. Following quickly on this, it occurred to me that really Man did not have to rely on the emergence of psychoanalysis in order to grasp the means by which he could come to realise the full weight of the mirror’s effect on his...

Through the Looking Glass

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