Althusser, Louis. “Freud and Lacan.” In Lenin and Philosophy, and Other Essays. Translated by Ben Brewster. 1971. Reprint. New York: Monthly Review Press, 2001. A seminal Marxist literary theorist discusses Lacanian psychoanalysis and art.
Benvenuto, Bice, and Roger Kennedy. The Works of Jacques Lacan: An Introduction. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1986. A straightforward, chronologically oriented discussion of Jacques Lacan’s key writings from his early years until his death.
Bowie, Malcolm. “Jacques Lacan.” In Structuralism and Since: From Lévi-Strauss to Derrida, edited by John Sturrock. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 1979. This essay provides a brief introduction to Lacan’s thought and is a good place to begin reading about him.
Clark, Michael. Jacques Lacan: An Annotated Bibliography. New York: Garland, 1988. A good guide to the many Lacanian studies, which also contains biographical information and its own introduction to Lacan’s thought.
Evans, Dylan. An Introductory Dictionary of Lacanian Psychoanalysis. London: Routledge, 1996. A lucid explanation of many of Lacan’s technical terms, how he came to change them during his career, and some of his influences.
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