Letter of dissolution : 5th January 1980 : Jacques Lacan

by Julia Evans on January 5, 1980

In English :

a)  Lacan’s letter  (1980) : translated by Oscar Zentner : Papers of the Freudian School of Melbourne : vol 1 : p 2-5 : 1980

b) Letter of Dissolution (1980) : translated by Jeffrey Mehlman : October vol 40 : 1987 : p128-130

Reprinted in Joan Copjec (ed) : 1990 : Television/A challenge to the Psychoanalytic Establishment : New York NY : W. W. Norton and Company.

Available [here]


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c) Translations a) & b) & by Encyclopedia of Lacanian Analysis at Richard G. Klein’s website, www.Freud2Lacan.com, available here

In French :

a) Lettre de dissolution : Ornicar ? : 1980 : vol 20/21 : p9-10

b) P317-322 of Autres Écrits: 2001 : Jacques Lacan  : Index here : ‘Lettre de dissolution’

c) École de Psychanalyse – Pas tout Lacan here  : available here or Lettre de dissolution


Julia Evans

Practicing Lacanian Psychoanalyst in Earl’s Court, London


Further posts:

Dossier on the Institutional Debate, An Introduction : 1990 : Joan Copjec or here

Lacanian Transmission here

Some Lacanian history here

Of the clinic here

Topology here

By Sigmund Freud here

Notes on texts by Sigmund Freud here

By Jacques Lacan here

Notes on texts by Jacques Lacan here

Jacques Lacan in English or here

Translation Working Group here

Use of power here