The void after father

I A Father says Sibylle Lacan (1940–2013) on the relationship with an absent father, the famous French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan (1901–1981). The father left the family, mother Marie-Louise Blondin, sister Caroline and brother Thibaut and Sibylle, in favor of new partner Sylvia Bataille (author Georges Batailles ex-wife) and her second daughter Judith (1941–2017). In public, Judith was his only daughter, despite the fact that she did not bear his last name, since her parents were not legally divorced from their respective past when she was born.

The void after father

The book opens with the phrase "When I was born, my father was no longer there." During her childhood in Rue Jadi, Sibylle knew that she had a father, but that it was a father who was not always there. For her and her siblings, her mother was everything: care, love, security and authority. But she still could not fill the void left by her father, who gradually grew in Sibylle. Missed by a present father characterized her entire life.

The mother could not fill the void after her father's absence.

She writes that "he was a periodic father, a father in fragments," a man. . .

Dear reader.
To continue reading, create a new free reader account with your email,
or logg inn if you have done it before. (click on forgotten password if you have not received it by email already).
Select if necessary Subscription (69kr)

Subscription NOK 195 quarter