Available in English for the first time, My Teaching is the most accessible introduction to his own work that Lacan ever provided.
In this book, which brings together lectures originally presented to lay audiences, he gives an engaging, witty and personal explanation of his theories. Drawing on examples from popular culture and common sense, Lacan explores a range of his most important ideas, such as those on the linguistic unconscious and on sexuality, and speaks about his debt to Freud.
“I found myself, along with a number of others, on a raft. For ten years we lived on, well, on whatever came to hand. We weren’t completely without resources, weren’t completely down and out. And in the midst of all that, it so happened that what I had to say aobut psychoanalysis began to have a certain import.” Lacan