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The Sinthome The Seminar of Jacques Lacan, Book XXIII JACQUES LACAN EDITED BY JACQUES-ALAIN MILLER Translated by A.R. Price ‘Ten times, an elderly grey-haired man gets up on the stage. Ten times puffing and sighing. Ten times slowly tracing out strange multi-coloured arabesques that interweave, curling with the meanders of his speech, by turns fluid and uneasy. A whole crowd looks on, transfixed by this enigma-made-man, absorbing the ipse dixit and anticipating some illumination that is taking its time to appear. Non lucet. It’s shady in here, and the Théodores go hunting for their matches. Still, they say, cuicumque in sua arte perito credendum est, whosoever is expert in his art is to be lent credence. At what point is a person mad? The master himself poses the question. That was back in the day. Those were the mysteries of Paris forty years hence. A Dante clasping Virgil’s hand to be led through the circles of the Inferno, Lacan took the hand of James Joyce, the unreadable Irishman, and, in the wake of this slender Commander of the Faithless, made with heavy and faltering step onto the incandescent zone where symptomatic women and ravaging men burn and writhe. An equivocal troupe was in the struggling audience: his son-in-law; a dishevelled writer, young and just as unreadable back then; two dialoguing mathematicians; and a professor from Lyon vouching for the seriousness of the whole affair. A discreet Pasiphaë was being put to work backstage. Smirk then, my good fellows! Be my guest. Make fun of it all! That’s what our comic illusion is for. That way, you shall know nothing of what is happening right before your very eyes: the most carefully considered, the most lucid, and the most intrepid calling into question of the art that Freud invented, better known under its pseudonym: psychoanalysis.’ Jacques-Alain Miller 229 x 152mm / 256 pages / 2016 HB / 978-1-5095-1000-9 / £25.00 / €32.90 / $35.00

On the Names-of-the-Father JACQUES LACAN Translated by Bruce Fink ‘What astonishing success the Name-of-theFather has had! Everyone finds something in it. Who one’s father is isn’t immediately obvious, hardly being visible to the naked eye. Paternity is first and foremost determined by one’s culture. As Lacan said, “The Name-of-the-Father creates the function of the father.” But then where does the plural stem from?’ Jacques-Alain Miller 190 x 124mm / 120 pages / 2013 hb / 2015 pb HB / 978-0-7456-5991-6 / £40.00 / €51.90 / $64.95 PB / 978-0-7456-5992-3 / £9.99 / €12.90 / $12.95

Anxiety The Seminar of Jacques Lacan, Book X JACQUES LACAN EDITED BY JACQUES-ALAIN MILLER Translated by A.R. Price ‘Despite the extraordinary range and reach of his work, anxiety is really Lacan’s subject. In this book – which is among the most remarkable psychoanalytic and philosophical works of our time – Lacan shows us how much more there may be to say about this fundamental experience that paralyses speech and so immobilises people’s lives.’ Adam Phillips, Psychoanalyst and writer Jacques Lacan is widely recognized as a key figure in the history of psychoanalysis and one of the most influential thinkers of the twentieth century. In Anxiety, now available for the first time in English, he explores the nature of anxiety, suggesting that it is not nostalgia for the object that causes anxiety but rather its imminence. This important volume, which forms Book X of The Seminar of Jacques Lacan, will be of great interest to students and practitioners of psychoanalysis and to students and scholars throughout the humanities and social sciences, from literature and critical theory to sociology, psychology and gender studies. 229 x 152mm / 368 pages / 2014 hb / 2016 pb HB / 978-0-7456-6041-7 / £60.00 / €77.90 / $79.95 PB / 978-1-5095-0682-8 / £14.99 / €19.90 / $19.95

The Triumph of Religion Preceded by Discourse to Catholics JACQUES LACAN Translated by Bruce Fink ‘Freud, an old-style Enlightenment optimist, believed religion was merely an illusion that the progress of the scientific spirit would dissipate in the future. Lacan did not share this belief in the slightest: he thought, on the contrary, that the true religion, Roman Catholicism, would take in everyone in the end, pouring bucketsful of meaning over the ever more insistent and unbearable real that we, in our times, owe to science.’ Jacques-Alain Miller 190 x 124mm / 104 pages / 2013 hb / 2015 pb HB / 978-0-7456-5989-3 / £40.00 / €51.90 / $64.95 PB / 978-0-7456-5990-9 / £9.99 / €12.90 / $12.95

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