“Inspired” writings: Schizography : 12th November 1931 : Jacques Lacan

by Julia Evans on November 12, 1931

In French – Écrits « inspirés » : Schizographie

-Presented at a meeting of the Medico-Psychological Society on 12th November 1931.

-Appeared initially under the signatures of J. Lévy-Valensi, P. Migault et J .Lacan, in A.M.P., no 5, dec. 1931. See Background below.

– from Pages 365-382 of Jacques Lacan: De la psychose paranoïaque dans ses rapports avec la personnalité suivi de Premiers écrits sur la paranoia; Éditions du Seuil, 1975.  See ‘The Case of Aimée, or Self-punitive Paranoia’: Jacques Lacan: 1932 or here

– Available from Richard G. Klein’s website, www.Freud2Lacan.com, or here

NOTE : Publication of Jacques Lacan’s doctoral thesis in French :

‘De la psychose paranoïaque dans ses rapports avec la personnalité, suivi de Premiers écrits sur la paranoïa’ (1932) Published: Paris: du Seuil, 1975

: Published at www.psychaanalyse.com : here

or download from www.LacanianWorksExchange.net /lacan


The observation on which this work is based was presented to the Medico-Psychological Society, meeting of 12thNovember 1931, under the title of “Disturbances in Language in a Paranoiac Presenting Delusional Elements of a Paranoid type (schizography).” AREP edition, Alençon, 1977, under the title “Jacques Lacan, Travaux et interventions”] Note : It was on the evening of 10thApril 1931 that Lacan’s patient-to-be, known as Aimée, took a knife out of her purse and tried to kill the actress Huguette Duflos.


Julia Evans

Practicing Lacanian Psychoanalyst in Earl’s Court, London



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