Paul-Claude Racamier first presented these ideas on narcissistic perversion at a lecture in 1985 to the International Family Therapy Congress. The second section, on perverse thought, was presented publicly as a lecture six years later, to the same professional organization. Racamier subsequently combined the two contributions to form chapters IX and X of his book, Le Génie des Origines (1992) [The Spirit of Origins]. The same two chapters made up of the 1985 and 1991 lectures (Chapters IX and X of Le Génie des Origines) have been reissued and published independently as a book, Les Perversions Narcissiques [Narcissistic Perversions]. The text translated here and on part of which I will comment is a shortened version of these combined lectures with additional notes by their editor, Paul Denis.
Racamier's ‘On narcissistic perversion’†
Article first published online: 16 MAR 2014
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The International Journal of Psychoanalysis
Volume 95, Issue 1, pages 133–143, February 2014
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Reed, G. S. (2014), Racamier's ‘On narcissistic perversion’. The International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 95: 133–143. doi: 10.1111/1745-8315.12183
- Issue published online: 16 MAR 2014
- Article first published online: 16 MAR 2014
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