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J.-B. Pontalis, translated from the French by Donald Nicholson-Smith (International Psychoanalytic Books, 2012)

Donald Nicholson-Smith’s translation of Laplanche and Pontalis’s Vocabulaire de la psychanalyse is entitled The Language of Psycho-Analysis (1972). English by birth, Nicholson-Smith is a longtime resident of Brooklyn. The Rail has previously excerpted his translations of Raoul Vaneigem, Guillaume Apollinaire, Jean-Patrick Manchette, and others.

Excerpts from J.-B. Pontalis’s Brother of the Above

A few years after the publication of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Jekyll and Hyde being two faces of the same man), Robert Louis Stevenson wrote The Master of Ballantrae. A good part of the action of this novel takes place in Scotland. In 1745, when the story begins, war is on.


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