Some Moral Failings Called Depressions: February 1997: Pierre Skriabine

by Julia Evans on February 1, 1997

Title: Some Moral Failings Called Depressions: February 1997:

Author: Pierre Skriabine

Translated by Jack Stone

Published by in The symptom Issue 1, here.

Available here.   or  /authors a-z or authors by date

Originally published: Le bonheur, une vertu : La dépression, bon heur du subjet? : Pierre Skiabine:in ECF’s La cause freudienne: no 35: Feb 1997

References to Sigmund Freud or Jacques Lacan’s texts:

Sigmund Freud:

Mourning and Melancholia: 1915: available here or, bilingual, here   

Civilization and its Discontents: 1929: available here   or, bilingual, here

he electronic reference for many of Freud’s texts are available here Sigmund Freud’s texts available electronically  or here

Jacques Lacan:

Television: 1974: Jacques Lacan : Information here

Radiophonie: 9th April & 5th June 1970: Jacques Lacan : Availability given here.

‘The Italian Note’ 1973 : Jacques Lacan publication details here

Further details of these references:

Sigmund Freud, “Mourning and Melancholia” (1915), SE. XIV, p243-258.

Sigmund Freud: Civilization and its Discontents: 1929: Translated by Strachey, J. (1961). The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume XXI (1927-1931)

Jacques Lacan: Television (1973) (Paris: Editions du Seuil, 1973) p. 39 or

Translated by Denis Hollier, Rosalind Krauss, and Annette Michelson in “Television: A Challenge to the Psychoanalytic Establishment”, ed. Joan Copjec (New York: W.W.Norton & Company, 1990), p. 22: Details of availability here

Jacques Lacan, Radiophonie, Silicet 2/3 (Paris: Edilions du Seuil, 1970), p. 86.

Jacques Lacan, Note aux Italiens (1974), Ornicar?, 25 (Paris: Navarin editeur, 1982), p.8.

Related texts

Melancholia, the Pain of Existence and Moral Cowardice : October1988 : Éric Laurent or here

Gay Knowledge, Sad Truth: 1997: Serge Cottet  or  here  

Some Moral Failings Called Depressions: February 1997: Pierre Skriabine or here 

COVID Sadness, The New Sorrow : 4th November 2020 : José Ramón Ubieto Pardo  or  here  


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