Jacques Lacan (1901-1981) was one of the twentieth-century's most influential thinkers. His works include Ecrits, The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis and the many other volumes of The Seminar.
"In this extraordinary text Lacan teaches us that to become Lacanians would be to miss the point. To understand transference, Lacan shows us with his usual wit and precision, is to understand how and why people get stuck in their relationships to people, and to ideas. This is Lacan at his breeziest and most incisive. He reveals once again, in his own inimitable way, that to talk well about psychoanalysis is always to talk about so much more than psychoanalysis. Adam Phillips, Psychoanalyst and writer