By Elisabeth Roudinesco
Jacques Lacan is still topic to the main extravagant interpretations. Angelic to a few, he's demonic to others. To keep in mind Lacan’s profession, now that the heroic age of psychoanalysis is over, is to recollect an highbrow and literary experience that occupies a founding position in our modernity. Lacan went opposed to the present of some of the hopes aroused through 1968, yet embraced their paradoxes, and his language video games and wordplay resonate this day as such a lot of injunctions to switch rampant individualism with a heightened social consciousness.
widely known because the major authority on Lacan, Élisabeth Roudinesco revisits his lifestyles and paintings: what it was once – and what it continues to be.