Gabriella Ripa di Meana Gabriella Ripa di Meana

Imaginary dialogue with Jacques Lacan

  • (Dialogo immaginario con Jacques Lacan)
  • pages: 68 - 10,5 x 14,8 cm
  • published: 01/10/2010
Gabriella Ripa di Meana Gabriella Ripa di Meana


A psychoanalyst imagines a conversation with her legendary colleague Jacques Lacan, who died thirty years earlier. Lacan is given the chance to use his actual words to discuss topics that include writing and the obscurities of his style, the crisis of psychoanalysis, Freud’s contribution, the importance of language, technique, the unconscious, the subject, desire, the truth, healing, medicines, science, orthodoxy, freedom and ethics. After a lifetime of studying Lacan and translating from the French his celebrated thesis on paranoia, Gabriella Ripa di Meana confronts her own practice and theories with his teachings.