The gadget-Eros

By | October 3rd, 2018|LRO 94|

The gadget-Eros [1] “Only love allows jouissance to condescend to desire.”[2] However, in a universe of sexual consumption, where the sex market is particularly extended and can be accessed in a variety of ways, the love partner is assigned a new status. Along with the spread of the ready-made fantasy, the subject’s relation to jouissance [...]

The tea of the master and the tea of desire. A short story in the light of Lacan’s Seminar XVII

By | September 15th, 2018|LRO 89|

Amantine is the heroine of the exceptional short story À Clairmont by Maryse Battistuzzi.[1] She is an old lady with a particular whim that makes other people wonder: when taking her tea she invariably leaves a small quantity in the bottom of her cup. To Amantine, to consume those last sips would doubtless amount “to [...]

Eros Facing Exile

By | November 27th, 2015|LRO 10|

The volunteers on the Greek islands who welcome refugees, who save them - when they actually manage to save them - are mostly everyday civilians of these islands. All of them find themselves in the dreadful position of experiencing a situation which becomes even more tragic, non-manageable, intolerable, bordering on the impossible, with every passing [...]

Open marriage – an impossible dream

By | October 30th, 2015|LRO 06|

Not being loved as we would like to, feeling of loneliness, the need to feel whole again with oneself? Being stuck in old patterns? Ignoring what is happening to me? Losing something and I don't know exactly what this is? A desire for something new and exciting? Like dancing the “Tango”, love is an improvised [...]