Dissolution! The Misunderstanding or Mis-Heard : Paris, 10th June 1980 : Jacques Lacan

by Julia Evans on June 10, 1980

Richard G. Klein notes : Le Malentendu sometimes published as ‘Cross Purpose’, is also a play written in 1943 in occupied France by Albert Camus. It focuses on Camus’ idea of The Absurd. The plot: A man who has been living overseas for many years returns home to find his sister and widowed mother are making a living by taking in lodgers and murdering them. Since neither his sister nor his mother recognize him, he becomes a lodger himself without revealing his identity.

Originally published in French:

Dissolution! Le Malentendu

Ornicar Numero 22‐23 Printemp 1981, pp. 11‐14

English translation :

Translators 1) Joseph Sims & Bracha Lichtenberg‐Ettinger 2) Unknown 3) Anthony Chadwick

See  www.Freud2Lacan.com, Available bilingual here

Related texts :

Letter of dissolution : 5th January 1980 : Jacques Lacan or here

The Other is Missing [The Other lacks] : 15th January 1980 : Jacques Lacan or here

Letter to Le Monde : 24th January 1980 : Jacques Lacan or here

Dissolution! Lumière! (Light) : 15th April 1980 : Jacques Lacan or here

Dissolution! The Misunderstanding or Mis-Heard : Paris, 10th June 1980 : Jacques Lacan  or here  

Further texts

Jacques Lacan  here

Some Lacanian history  here

Dossier on the Institutional Debate, An Introduction : 1990 : Joan Copjec or here


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Practicing Lacanian Psychoanalyst, Sandwich in Kent & London


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Lacanian Transmission here

Use of power here

Some Lacanian history here

Of the clinic here

Topology here

By Sigmund Freud here

Notes on texts by Sigmund Freud here

By Jacques Lacan here

Notes on texts by Jacques Lacan here

Jacques Lacan in English or here

Translation Working Group here

Use of power here

By Julia Evans here