The Transmission of an End: “Mourning the Loss of the Analyst” Commentary on Session XXVII

  • Cindy ZeiherEmail author
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It is interesting to consider why Lacan takes up Genet’s Le Balcon as a way of considering the end of the analytic situation. We can consider those parallels between the analytic clinic and bordello inscribed into his final session of Seminar VIII as a way of reading failure and mourning as a transmission into another desire.


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  1. 1.School of Language, Social and Political Sciences; Sociology and AnthropologyUniversity of CanterburyChristchurchNew Zealand

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