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Philippe Van Haute picks up the challenge of explaining to us, line by line, the most difficult and intriguing text of Lacan's Ecrits: "the subversion of the subject and the dialectic of desire in the Freudian unconscious." All that is required is to open Ecrits to p. 292 and follow the lucid and pedagogical instruction provided by Van Haute. He leaves no stone unturned. Not only does Van Haute explain why Lacan alludes to philosophers such as Plato, Hegel, Spinoza, and Kierkegaard, but he offers us a solid education in linguistic theory and does not hesitate to use his own clinical cases to clarify further any obscure passage of "the subversion of the subject." He also moves with amazing mastery between all of Lacan's texts and gives coherence to Lacan's often eleptic developments.