lacanian ink: This is the 50th issue of lacanian ink. In the first issue, published in Fall 1990, you posed the question “And now, why would I want to publish a Lacanian journal in the U.S.?” What do you think the answer is today? Is America ready for Lacan?
When in issue 1 I asked myself “And now, why would I want to publish a Lacanian journal in the U.S.?” the American model of what I was up to do was Ellie Ragland’s Newsletter of the Freudian Field.
Here I encountered a first problem. My writing was not approved because my English wasn’t good enough. Stuart Schneiderman was on the board of the magazine. He was my analyst. And the worst precipitated itself when I heard him say, “Why don’t you do your magazine in Miami, lots of people speak Spanish down there?”
I was so offended. So angry. All my adornments fell to the floor… What were my adornments?