Ex-sistenza, destino della lettera

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Ex-sistence, fate of the letter

Maria Teresa Maiocchi

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[Autom. eng. transl.] A question has never ceased to occupy Lacan, that of truth, to the point of becoming dir-dimension. The letter is implied, and how? The enunciation, the saying and the place that the subject has, are the original mail, the dir-mension never abandoned, of his teaching, so much so that in some passages of the Discourse of Rome we could already find the knots that Lacan will have had in the then to face, renewing with this the whole modern problematic of the subject, otherwise abandoned to the hermeneutical risacili of nihilism. The capture of a real, radically out of word, is the enjoyment of the subject. And yet this may have nothing to do with a truth: how to say it, it depends on what is good or bad, it is stated how it can be. The real therefore has a face in language, the face of the Other who enjoys. Here is what the letter as apparatus can go to de-signify, trace, perhaps to dent. If writing is enjoyment, there is still no writing of enjoyment. Therefore Lacan rightly speaks of an "asceticism of writing" corresponding to the passage in writing, impossible, of sexual intercourse. From the exile of this relationship that there is no need to make any choice but love, which then does not cease to be written, as Lacan observes. Of the exile of the sexual relationship that does not exist, it is necessary to make land, a migratory meaning of the pass. Where a pure emptiness, nihil of philosophy, has been seen as a way to open, making lature means letting the place of erasure stand out: each person's work and style is "piercing" and not clogging, that edge of the hole from which to know how you can't go back.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Ex-sistence, fate of the letter
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)55-79
Number of pages25
Publication statusPublished - 1996


  • psicoanalisi
  • scrittura


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