Verso_978-1-781681626_lacan_large_300_cmyk-max_221 more images image

Lacan: In Spite of Everything

“An extraordinary book about the most flamboyant French neo-Freudian of the twentieth century.” The Times
Jacques Lacan continues to be subject to the most extravagant interpretations. Angelic to some, he is demonic to others. To recall Lacan's career, now that the heroic age of psychoanalysis is over, is to remember an intellectual and literary adventure that occupies a founding place in our modernity. Lacan went against the current of many of the hopes aroused by 1968, but embraced their paradoxes, and his language games and wordplay resonate today as so many injunctions to replace rampant individualism with a heightened social consciousness.

Widely recognized as the leading authority on Lacan, Élisabeth Roudinesco revisits his life and work: what it was—and what it remains.

Blog

  • Psychoanalysis Bookshelf

     

    What is the relationship between psychoanalysis and Marxism in the era of late capitalism? Explore the convergences by diving deeper into the work of Freud, Lacan and others analyzing their ideas and making connections between these two master discourses. 

    To celebrate the release of the new edition of Freud’s Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality, all books on our psychoanalysis bookshelf are 40% off until Sunday, January 29 at midnight UTC. Includes free shipping and bundled ebook where available.

    Click here to activate the discount.

    Continue Reading

  • Philosophy Undergraduate Reading List

     

    Temperatures will drop and leaves will change color, but there is perhaps no better sign of autumn’s beginning than the resumption of dorm-room debates on human nature and practicality of socialism. Many will be tempted to evoke the old man: philosophers have only interpreted the world; the point is to change it. But for the heretical undergraduates who see these efforts to interpret the world as fundamental to its transformation, we've got a Philosophy 101 syllabus just for you.

    Continue Reading

  • Ebook Highlights from Verso’s Archive from $1/£1


    *** THE SALE IS NOW OVER - THANKS FOR ORDERING! ***

    We’ve come to realize that our 90% off ebook sale has placed our readers in a dual crisis of both shortening time and expanding options, leaving many paralyzed or uncertain on how to navigate this vast terrain of radical ebooks. The task is certainly daunting. With a diverse list of authors ranging from Rosa Luxemburg, Ellen Meiksins Wood, Fredric Jameson, David Harvey, and Benedict Anderson to Patrick Cockburn, Liza Featherstone, John Berger, and Richard Seymour, choosing the right bundle can be a challenge. 

    Continue Reading