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Arnoux, D.J. (1999). Épître à l'objet [Epistle to the object]: Florence Guignard. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France. 1997. Pp. 173. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 80(4):831-834.

(1999). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 80(4):831-834

Épître à l'objet [Epistle to the object]: Florence Guignard. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France. 1997. Pp. 173

Review by:
D. J. Arnoux

The sense of identity is a theme that pervades Florence Guignard's book like Ariadne's thread. The author takes a strictly Freudian view of sexuality and the drives. Following her previous book (Au vif de l'infantile. Lausanne: Delachaux et Niestlé, 1996), she now offers the reader a bold and stimulating metapsychological survey. The underlying inspiration of this interesting volume lies in the fundamental issues of the contemporary psychoanalytic debate.

For the author, the object is a ‘fleeting’—i.e. ‘polysemous’—concept.

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