JACQUES LACAN SPEAKS, a rare filmed documentary record of a 1971 university speaking appearance, makes clear, Lacan was also a highly controversial figure, with legions of both worshipful adherents and scornful critics. Appearing before a packed lecture hall, Lacan discourses—in his slow, deliberate, often circumlocuitous speaking style—on such subjects as death, language, psychoanalysis, love, alienation, paranoia and life itself.

More information on Jacques Lacan (Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy):

Online edition of Slavoj Žižek's introductory book on Lacan (How to read Lacan):

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