Unveiling MINDS, Discovering DESIRES
Desires are endless. Dreams are hand-in-hand with this pleasure for discoveries, wishes and obsessions. The mind is a mystery turned into a space without boundaries. But what is behind this curtain of wild and fervent passion? From love to nostalgia, Massimo Recalcati examines every aspect of desire in his book called “Portraits of Desire”. Influenced by Lacan thoughts, “Desire is the desire of the other” was the bottom line for his work.
Discovering the basis of desire, searching for an explanation about what encloses our mind and exploring the infinite universe of wishes are main aspects of this book, launched in February. The modern society and its poverty in desire are a reality for the Westerns, but why? Why are the compulsive consumption and the free enjoyment a lock for spread desire? Recalcati underlines the extinction of desire among nowadays’ men and women. Humanity is repressing its natural condition and erasing its deep self. From Freud to Lacan and now, to Recalcati, the psychoanalysis is the keynote over the pages. And so is desire.
Desire and its riddles are the reins that trace the journey through these pages, where envious desire, recognition desire, desire for ‘nothing’, agonizing desire, sexual desire, love desire, death desire and the analyst’s desire are explored. The search for happiness, the answer to our basic needs and the fulfillment of our ego are only achieved when driven by desire. The cultural crisis is one of the main impediments to let desire have wings and the winds of mind are not claiming for a change. Every man seems to be apathetic behind this reality and no one is able to revolutionize this field. Is this a new kind of slavery? Will our citizens be doomed by unfulfilled desire? Are we walking towards the unknown? These are some questions the author tries to explain. Discovering the mind is also discovering Recalcati and the basis of desire. And that’s why the discovery of the book is the answer for your deep and unthinking own.