Against Adaptation

Lacan's Subversion of the Subject

Publication Date: Nov 17, 2001

360 pp


List Price US $24.99
ISBN: 9781590516201

Trade Paperback

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ISBN: 9781892746658

A close reading of Lacan’s most difficult and famous essay on the subversion of the subject and the dialectic of desire.

Philippw Van Haute picks up the challenge of explaining to us, line by line, the most difficult and intriguing text of Lacan’s Écrits. All that is required is to open Écrits to page 292 and follow the lucid and pedagogical instruction provided by Van Haute. Leaving to stone unturned, he moves with amazing mastery between all of Lacan’s texts and gives coherence to Lacan’s often elliptic developments.

Excerpt from Against Adaptation

“Van Haute’s exegesis of Lacan’s essay is as lucid as it is cogent–an admirable (and very illuminating) achievement.” —William Richardson