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Love of Beginnings

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Winner of the Prix Femina and considered a masterpiece of autobiography, this is J. B. Pontalis' lyrical meditation on his own life. One of France's pre-eminent psychoanalysts, he is co-author of the classic The Language of Psychoanalysis and he has also been a member of the editorial committee of Les Temps Modernes. Love of Beginnings is a reverie on his personal trajectory and ponders especially his 'love and hatred of words' - language's limits and abuse and the impirialistic claims made on its behalf, in their different ways, by Satre and Lacan. It is also as essay that instantiates aspects of Pontalis' life, including his experience as a pupil of Sartre at a Paris lycee in 1941 and as a student of Lacan in 1954.

BiographyBiography: generalAutobiography: generalPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPsychologyPsychological theory & schools of thoughtPsychoanalytical theory or Freudian psychology Publisher: Free Association Books Publication Date: 01/01/1993 ISBN-13: 9781853431296  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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