The Later Lacan

An Introduction

Edited by Veronique Voruz & Bogdan Wolf

Subjects: Psychiatry
Series: SUNY series in Psychoanalysis and Culture
Paperback : 9780791469989, 296 pages, February 2007
Hardcover : 9780791469972, 296 pages, February 2007

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Table of contents

Véronique Voruz and Bogdan Wolf

Part I The Letter and the Limits of Interpretation
Interpretation in Reverse
Jacques-Alain Miller

Discretion of the Analyst in the Post-interpretative Era
Pierre-Gilles Guéguen
The Purloined Letter and the Tao of the Psychoanalyst
Eric Laurent
Part II From the Analytic Symptom to the Sinthome
The Sinthome, a Mixture of Symptom and Fantasy
Jacques-Alain Miller
Two Statuses of the Symptom: "Let Us Turn to Finn Again"
Jean-Louis Gault
Hysteria and Sinthome
Marie-Hélène Brousse
Identification with the Symptom at the End of Analysis
Esthela Solano-Suárez

Part III A Psychoanalytic Clinic of Psychosis

From the Elementary Phenomenon to the Enigmatic Experience
Herbert Wachsberger
Three Enigmas: Meaning, Signification, Jouissance
Eric Laurent
A Child through the Mirror
Gabriela van den Hoven
Part IV Jouissance, the Object, Anxiety
Jacques Lacan and the Voice
Jacques-Alain Miller
Embarrassment, Inhibition, and Repetition
Alexandre Stevens

A Lacanian Reading of Dora
Véronique Voruz
Gaze and Representation
Richard Klein
The Perception and Politics of Discourse
Bogdan Wolf

Part V Sexuation
Love and Sex Beyond Identifications
Alexandre Stevens
Feminine Positions of Being
Eric Laurent

Women and the Symptom: The Case of the Post-Freudians
Pierre-Gilles Guéguen
Sexual Position and the End of Analysis
Marie-Hélène Brousse
Afterword: The Response of Psychoanalysis to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Jacques-Alain Miller
About the Contributors

Examines fundamental concepts of the later Lacan.


This book includes essays by some of the finest practicing analysts and teachers of psychoanalysis in the Lacanian community today. The writings offer an essential introduction to the later teachings of Jacques Lacan, illuminate the theoretical developments introduced by the later Lacan, and explore their clinical implications with remarkable acumen.

Véronique Voruz is a Lacanian Psychoanalyst and Lecturer in Law and Criminology at the University of Leicester, United Kingdom. Bogdan Wolf is a Lacanian Psychoanalyst practicing in London, United Kingdom.


"There are few books devoted to the later Lacan. This book will be consulted regularly as a reference point for those Anglophones who continue to follow Lacanian teaching in order to articulate what it means to have a subject of the unconscious. Lacan is not going away and books like this keep the knowledge living in dialogue with its clinical context." — Kareen Malone, coeditor of After Lacan: Clinical Practice and the Subject of the Unconscious

"It is momentous to have, after nearly a decade, a book that features so many of the most eminent members of the École de la Cause Freudienne. None of the essay collections on Lacan that have been published have made available the highly significant, ongoing work of this French school in English." — Maire Jaanus, coeditor of Lacan in the German-Speaking World