“The verdict noted that the report of [Lacan’s] wishes for burial were not a contention between Roudinesco and Lacan’s family – the claim that the latter did not respect Lacan’s wishes – but “between Lacan and Lacan himself”.” – “Roudinesco had suggested that Lacan wished for a Catholic funeral in Rome or Venice, despite his atheist convictions.. ..In the ensuing defamation trial, the French tribunal..gave its initial verdict in favour of Judith Miller, but did not recall the book to amend the claim. There then followed an appeal by Roudinesco and her publishers at Seuil (Lacan’s own former publishers), and last month the court reversed the decision of the previous judgement, deeming that the passage in question is not defamatory.” – http://ift.tt/Zny78L

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