Lituraterre : 12th May 1971: Jacques Lacan

by Julia Evans on May 12, 1971

‘Lituraterre’ was first published in French in

1)  in the review Litterature (Larousse), No 3, 1971:

2) “Lituraterre” in Ornicar? No 41, Paris: Navarin, 1987:

3) Autres Écrits, Paris: Seuil, 2001 : p11-22

4) Published at Ecole Lacanienne de la psychanalyse, (Pas tout Lacan), here : To download here or   Lituraterre

English translation:

a) Jack Stone’s translation into English which has extensive footnotes is available here, published by University of Missouri.

Or available at   /lacan 

b)  The session of 12th May 1971, within Jacques Lacan’s Seminar XVIII ‘On a Discourse that might not be a Semblance’: is the spoken version of an écrit, ‘Lituraterre’.  This is Ch 7 of Cormac Gallagher’s translation:

Cormac Gallagher’s translation: The Seminar of Jacques Lacan: Book XVIII: On a discourse that might not be a semblance: 1970-1971: published at is available hereRelated text    Seminar XVIII:On a discourse that might not be a semblance:1971: from 13th January 1971: Jacques Lacanor here  

c)  Lituraterre , 1971, Jacques Lacan : translated by Beatrice Khiara-Foxton & Adrian Price : Hurly-Burly: Issue 9 : May 2013 : p29-38

Available at   /lacan 

d) Published on Richard G. Klein’s website,, the French & 4 English translations, i) Freudian School of Melbourne ii) Jack W. Stone iii) Dany Nobus iv) Beatrice Khiara-Foxton & Adrian Price, available here


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