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By Roberto Harari

During this lucid and compelling research of Lacan's twenty-third seminar, “Le Sinthome,” Roberto Harari issues to new psychoanalytic pathways that lead past Freudian oedipal dynamics.Lacan's seminar measures the bounds among creativity and neurosis. We find out how poetry and wordplay may perhaps provide choices to neurotic ache or even psychotic delusions, with Joyce as our subject.This new translation makes the intricacies of Lacan's seminar to be had to the English-speaking international for the 1st time. The author's obtainable, lively prose explains the nuances of Lacanian idea with ideal clarity.In the intense come across among Lacan and Joyce, Harari unearths unforeseen affinities among them either as theorists and writers. It illustrates how literature is the cultured area that's closest to the analytic event.

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Lacan speaks to us of a distinct psychical formation, in connection with which Joyce and his work will serve to outline a new structure in psychoanalysis, where the number four will be decisive. During his lecture at Yale, Lacan will signal—something particularly revealing—that which the writer testifies to: When 1 take an interest in Joyce [ . . ] it is because Joyce tries to go beyond [ . . ] How does one end up stuck in this job of being a writer? To explain art with the unconscious seems to me most dubious, yet it is what analysts do.

31. EVE IN THE LABYRINTH OF DAEDALUS 43 over, a very interesting detail of Twain's text recalls La guerre dufeu, the brilliant film by Jean-Jacques Annaud: it is Eve who discovers fire, while Adam remains dumbfounded by it. We should pay close attention to the text here, as it links up with Joyce and his aesthetic credo: "I had created," says Eve, "something that didn't exist before; I had added a new thing to the world's uncountable properties; I realized this, and was proud of my achievement.

L is precisely what serves as a hinge between that seminar and the one we will be exploring from now on. It initiates, we might say, the breakdown of the episiemic insistence on the three registers. 9 Cf R Harari, "No hay desenlace sin reanudacion," in iDe que trata la dinica lacaniana? R P, May 1995, pp. 9-18. JOYCE AND LACAN 21 Nomination is quite different from the Name-of-theFather, which now consists, as we have said, in the act of naming as understood in a creationist mode. Nomination is not an agency [instance] but, as we will see, it entails—inexorable—suppletions when the latter agency is lacking.

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