Innommable anglais - Christian Jeanclaude

Innommable anglais - Christian Jeanclaude

Innommable anglais - Christian Jeanclaude


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The unutterable and artistic creation

Finally, creative activity, considered within our mercantile world as perfectly non-productive, is

probably the most productive from a psychological standpoint: it enables people to breathe and to live.

It would appear that the mercantile world in which we live can no longer stand to see human beings

brimming over with life, because the power of money blocks the path of other values, and essentially

those relating to thought, which are relegated to the status of antiques. In any case, the so-called

primitive peoples that civilised man has so thoughtlessly massacred (especially when the massacre takes

place insidiously by the destruction of the cultural ecosystem, such as for the Inuits), have always

attached greater importance to creative activities than to survival activities, which are kept to the strict

minimum. It is not easy to be an artist in our particularly barren contemporary world, a situation that

only highlights the nobility of those who, remaining deaf to the injunctions of the new moralists

(produce, consume and keep quiet!), choose to follow the voice of pure desire.


Christian Jeanclaude

F-68000 Colmar

e-mail address in the address book of the website (http://www.oedipe.org/)


1 This paragraph is entirely inspired by the Foreword to the second edition of my book entitled Freud et la

question de l'angoisse, Bruxelles, Paris, De Boeck & Larcier, 2002.

2 See my diagram in Freud et la question de l'angoisse, op.cit., p. 200.

3 JEANCLAUDE Chr., Les ombres de l'angoisse, to be published

4 ,5 and 6 Ibid.

7. Sumbolon (from the Greek), the etymological term for a symbol : object cut in two constituting a token

of recognition which the wearers could assemble (sumballein) the two pieces. In Le Nouveau Petit

Robert, Paris, Le Robert .

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