Claude Lévi-Strauss and his first session of Lacan's seminar. He would not get over it..

Claude Lévi-Strauss, self-portrait (with monkey) in Brazil, 1938.

"What was striking was the kind of radiant influence emanating from both Lacan's physical person and from his diction, his gestures. I have seen quite a few shamans functioning in exotic societies, and I rediscovered there a kind of equivalent of the shaman's power. I confess that, as far as what I heard went I didn’t understand. And I found myself in the middle of an audience that seemed to understand ..."

Claude Lévi-Strauss as quoted in Jacques Lacan & Co: A History of Psychoanalysis in France

Lacan’s Confrontation with a Young Rebel: “The Single Most ‘French’ Moment in all of 1972: Jacques Lacan Accosted, But No One Stops Smoking.”

Lacan: Seminar recording - watch online this extremely rare recording of Lacan giving a lecture at Louvain University on 13th Octover 1972.


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