Vol 21 (3/4) 2003

The mental landscape of trauma – Julien Quackelbeen

Subject in a state of disintegration: A Lacanian reading of Lasch’s “The Culture of Narcissism” – Eli Noé

Psychosis and the Institution: On the Principles of Jean Oury’s Institutional Psychotherapy – Bart De Lepeleire

“Suddenly, they appear…”: On genuine, small and other Freudian case-studies – Wim Galle

Chance in Freud and P.T. Anderson’s Magnolia – Isolde Roose

“If only I could be able to write it all down”: Gerard Reve and the useless language of desire – Kris Pint

Milan Kundera and the sorrow of Don Juan – François Levrau

Milan Kundera and the sorrow of Don Juan

The Czech author Milan Kundera, one of the most famous contemporary "literary analysts", is recognized as a master story-teller of the relationship between men and women. In this article, Kundera's perspective is compared with the Lacanian statement that "there is no...

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Chance in Freud and P.T. Anderson’s Magnolia

This paper deals with the Freudian conception of chance and with the way in which this theme is elaborated in the work of writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson. Freud's interpretation of chance or symptomatic actions, belief in chance and in superstition is illustrated...

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The mental landscape of trauma

Referring to the evolution of the psychoanalytic conception of trauma the author considers, based on clinical fragments, three questions with which we are confronted in the clinic of trauma. The first fragment about a trauma of incest, which was initially dealt with...

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