Interview with Jacques Lacan by Madeleine Chapsal : 31st May 1957

by Julia Evans on May 31, 1957

Published in L’Express in May 1957

Probably translated by Jürgen Braungardt, Ph.D.

Introduction

Interviewer: A psychoanalyst is very intimidating. One has the feeling that he could manipulate you as he wishes, that he knows more than you about the motives of your actions.

Dr. Lacan: Don’t exaggerate. Do you think that this effect is exclusive to the psycho-analyst? An economist, for many, is as mysterious as an analyst. In our time, it is the expert who intimidates. With psychology, even when seen as a science, everyone thought they had the insider’s track. Now, with psychoanalysis, we have the feeling of having lost that privilege; that the analyst could be capable of seeing something quite secret in what appears to you to be quite clear. There you lie naked, uncovered, under a well-informed eye, and without knowing what you are showing him.

Content

THE OTHER SUBJECT

ARTICULATED AND DECIPHERABLE

REPRESSION OF TRUTH

THE HAMMOCK

CLEARLY, IN EACH CASE

THE RATMAN

TO KNOW MORE AND BETTER

SETTLING (REINSTALLATION) OF THE SUBJECT

SIGNS OF ALARM

A TRAINED ANALYST

Available in English translation:

Published at braungardt.trialectics.com

Available here

Or else  here

 

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OR

From Richard G. Klein’s website, www.Freud2Lacan.com, available here

Note:

Interview with Madeleine Chapsal, published in L’express of May 31, 1957, n ° 310, then edited in Madeleine Chapsal, Envoyez la petite musique, Paris, Grasset, 1984; Taken from coll. “Le livre de poche, biblio essais”, 1987. The headings from the journal have been retained, which are not included in subsequent issues.

Published in French

– L’ Express, no 310, on 31st May 1957 under the title ‘Clefs pour la psychanalyse’

– Entretien avec Madeleine Chapsal. Here

 

Julia Evans

Practicing Lacanian Psychoanalyst, Earl’s Court, London

 

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Other texts

Use of power here

Some Lacanian History : here

Topology : here

Lacanian Transmission : here

By Sigmund Freud here

Notes on texts by Sigmund Freud : here

By Jacques Lacan here

Notes on texts by Jacques Lacan here