Jacques Lacan is now regarded as a major psychoanalytical theorist alongside Freud and Jung, although recognition has been
delayed by fierce arguments over his ideas. Written by a leading Lacanian analyst, "Introducing Lacan" guides the reader through
his innovations, including his work on paranoia, his addition of structural linguistics to Freudianism and his ideas on the
infant 'mirror phase'. It also traces Lacan's influence in postmodern critical thinking on art, literature, philosophy and
feminism. This is the ideal introduction for anyone intrigued by Lacan's ideas but discouraged by the complexity of his writings.