Dor, Joel. Introduction to the Reading of Lacan: The Unconscious Structured Like a Language. New York: Other Press, 1998. A clearly written and accessible introduction. Includes a useful bibliography. Evans, Dylan. An Introductory Dictionary of Lacanian Psychoanalysis. New York: Routledge, 1996. Evans defines more than two hundred technical terms in their historical contexts. Fink, Bruce. A Clinical Introduction to Lacanian Psychoanalysis: Theory and Technique. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1997. A practicing psychoanalyst clearly introduces Lacan in theory and in clinical practice. Includes an extensive bibliography. Lacan, Jacques. Écrits: A Selection. Translated by Bruce Fink. New York: W. W. Norton, 2002. Lacan's selections from his "writings"—really transcriptions of his lectures and seminars. An important collection of seminal works.
Leader, Darian, and Judy Groves. Introducing Lacan. New York: Toten Books, 1995. A concise, clearly written, and entertaining introduction to Lacan's most important concepts. Written by Leader, a practicing Lacanian analyst, for the general reader and wittily illustrated by Groves. Muller, John P., and William J. Richardson. Lacan and Language: A Reader's Guide to "Écrits." New York: International Universities Press, 1982. One of the earliest and most comprehensive introductions to Lacan's work, coauthored by a practicing analyst and a philosopher with psychoanalytic training.
See also: Language; Psychoanalytic Psychology; Psychoanalytic Psychology and Personality: Sigmund Freud.
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