NOTE : First search this site, www.LacanianWorks.org, for any updated text, then go to https://web.archive.org/web/20221205223226/https://lacanianworks.net/2022/08/jacques-lacan-in-english/ for the links to texts by Jacques Lacan as at December 2022.
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 /Lacan (77. AUTRES ÉCRITS – Dissolution—June 10, 1980; Le Malentendu)
Related texts :
Some are available on this site, www.LacanianWorks.net, or go to https://web.archive.org/web/20221205223226/https://lacanianworks.net/2022/08/jacques-lacan-in-english/ for Jacques Lacan’s text in English as at December 2022.
/Letter of dissolution : 5th January 1980 : Jacques Lacan
/The Other is Missing [The Other lacks] : 15th January 1980 : Jacques Lacan
/Letter to Le Monde : 24th January 1980 : Jacques Lacan
/Dissolution! Lumière! (Light) : 15th April 1980 : Jacques Lacan
/Dissolution! The Misunderstanding or Misapprehension : Paris, 10th June 1980 : Jacques Lacan
Dossier on the Institutional Debate, An Introduction : 1990 : Joan Copjec, www.LacanianWorks.org or https://web.archive.org/web/20210302172309/http://www.lacanianworks.net/?p=12020