Roudinesco follows the development of Lacan's career from his early clinical practice and conflicts with the establishment, as he constantly pushed the boundaries of psychoanalysis from its roots in biology and neurology to a powerful critical tool that resonated in fields ranging from literary theory to feminist politics.
Elisabeth Roudinesco teaches at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. She is the author of many books, including Jacques Lacan & Co.: A History of Psychoanalysis in France, 1925-1985 and Madness and Revolution: The Lives and Legends of Theroigne de Mericourt.
List of Illustrations. Foreword. Part I: Father Figures:. 1. Vinegar Merchants. 2. Faces on the Ward. 3. Psychiatry Teachers. Part II: Crazy Ladies: . 4. The Story of Marguerite. 5. In Praise of Paranoia. 6. Reading Spinoza. 7. The Papin Sisters. Part III: Man's Estate:. 8. Private Life and Public Life. 9. Fascism: The End of the Viennese Epic. 10. Marienbad. Part IV: Family Histories:. 12. Georges Bataille and Co. 13. Between Lucien Febvre and Edouard Pichon. Part V: War and Peace: . 14. Marseilles, Vichy, Paris. 15. Thoughts on Human Freedom. 16. Double Life. 17. An Unsatisfactory Encounter with Melanie Klein. Part VI: Elements of a System of Thought:. 18. Theory of Treatment: Kinship Structures. 19. A Resounding Tribute to Martin Heidegger. 20. Intersecting Fates: Jacques Lacan and Frangoise Dolto. 21. The Symposium and the Storm. 22. Structure and the Name-of-the-Father. Part VII: The Power and the Glory:. 23. Dialogue with Louis Althusser. 24."I hereby found...": Kant with Sade. 25. The Ecrits: Portrait of an Editor. 26. Revolution: Jean-Paul Sartre and Jacques Lacan, Alternate Contemporaries. Part VIII: In Search of the Absolute:. 27. Oriental Yearnings and a Series of Bereavements. 28. Mathemes and Borromean Knots. 29. Psychoanalysis Reduced to Zero. 30. Time for a Pharaoh. Part IX: Legacies. . 31. History of the Seminar:. 32. Freudian France: The State of Play. Appendix A: Members of the International Psychoanalytical Association (1993). Appendix B: IPA: World Distribution. Appendix C: IPA Congresses (1908-1993). Appendix D: Societies and Groups Not Belonging to the IPA. Appendix E: Principal Reviews Established After 1985. Appendix F: Bibliography for Jacques Lacan's Article on the Family for the Encyclopidie française (1938). Appendix G: Jacques Lacan's Report Card. Appendix H: Facsimile of Lacan's Corrections to "Discours de cloeture des journees sur les psychoses de l'enfant". Appendix I: Genealogy. List of Abbreviations. Notes. General Bibliography of the Works of Jacques Lacan. References. Index.