11th November 1966 Paolo Caruso interviews Lacan in Paris

16th November 1967, The Interview with Caruso is published in the third issue of the Italian magazine, Fiera letteraria, pp. 11‐18 in a truncated version (about two thirds)

April-June 1968, The interview is now published in full in the journal Psicoterapia e scienze umane, Vol. 2 (1968) : issue number 6, pp. 1‐10

1969, The Interview was republished in Italian in Conversazioni con Claude Lévi – Strauss, Michel Foucault, Jacques Lacan published in Milan by U. Mursia, pp.133‐182

1969, The interview is translated to Spanish from Italian by F. Serra Cantarell and is published in Conversaciones con Lévi‐Strauss, Foucault y Lacan published in Barcelona by Editorial Anagrama

August 2022 Translated from Spanish to English, by Richard G. Klein, edited by Mario L. Beira,

Published bilingual (Spanish & English) at www.Freud2Lacan.com / Lacan (16. Entretien avec Paolo Caruso / Interview with Paolo Caruso (1966))

Introduction by Richard Klein, August 2022

In this interview with Paolo Caruso Jacques Lacan discusses the main aspects of his theoretical position.

Among other things, Lacan deals with the following topics: The meaning of his “return to Freud”, the issue of the “reality principle”, the reasons behind the complexity of his writing style, intersubjectivity, Sartre’s phenomenology, his opinions on other psychoanalytic schools (Melanie Klein, the neo‐Freudians, the North American ego psychology of Hartmann, Kris, and Loewenstein) and authors such as Herbert Marcuse and Norman O. Brown, the problem of “logical time”, his relationship with the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA), de Saussure’s linguistics, Freud’s conception of drive (Trieb), Husserl’s philosophy, ethics, etc.

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