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The Young Man's String
ANTONIO
DI CIACCIA

The Conversation
JAQUES-ALAIN MILLER, CIACCIA, et al

Twenty Years is Nothing, Three Years, a Lot
Marina RECALDE

Last Testimony
LEONARDO GOROSTIZA

To Erase Nothing, but to Find One's Way in Lacan's Meanders
PIERRE-GILLES GUÉGUEN

La Sang
MARIE-HÉLÈNE BROUSSE

Presentation of the Sinthome
JACQUES-ALAIN
MILLER

Suicidal Paintings ADRIAN
DANNATT

Jan Frank
JOSEFINA AYERZA

 

 
























        

Twenty Years is Nothing, Three Years, a Lot






Marina Recalde

 

Towards the end of the 1800s, Sigmund Freud in a letter to Fliess asked himself what is in infancy.3 Every time I use that phrase, I always say, Freud responds to himself: there was nothing. Just a “seed of sexual motion” prior to any symptom and any fantasy. And I always add, “waiting to be connected.” And it so happened that Freud did not say that. I added that. Because I understand it to be as such, that it is there, as if waiting, prior to the symptom and prior to the fantasm. The neurosis thus comes to connect “afterwards.” And that is what analysis allows clearing up, that singular lalangue, made of phonemes that had reverberated in the body. And once it is cleared, at the end of the course, it can return to connect itself, inventing a new mode.

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