Tag Archives: psychoanalysis

November 12

“The Master” review – Paul Thomas Anderson and the Death-Drive

One of the best ways to avert a certain kind of controversy is by allowing another kind to take its place. In other words, when you are going to write a controversial book, film or piece of music, if you want to avoid the controversy, overlap it with another controversy that will divert critics and […]

How to read Lacan: Zizek on Lacan – Part 3. From Che vuoi? To Fantasy: Lacan with eyes wide shut.

This is a follow on post from a previous one that you can read here. It is important to note, that this is not my own work. This is merely a condensing and simplifying of  How to Read Lacan by Slavoj Zizek (Author), Simon Critchley (Series Editor) that can be purchased here. And why the Other with a capital O? For […]

More than Interesting: The Tumours of Matthew Revert.

  In the film ‘We Need to talk about Kevin’ a debate rages (following on from the book) about the nature of Kevin’s psychopathy and his relationship to his mother. Kevin is bad. His mother struggles with his ‘bad-ness’. I‘ve heard this book (and now film) described as the lamentations of the middle class housewife. […]

Feelings and why you may not have any.

I have been in therapy lately, and this is the world’s worst kept secret. Ok… not only lately. I’m one of those people who needed a fair bit of analysis in my life. (I just wrote lie for life – the recognition of Freudian slips is one of the disagreeable side effects of too much […]