It is exactly what it says on the label, an introduction to Lacan. There is a brief overview of his life and times, living through WWII and a younger contemporary of Mr Freud. Mr Lacans’ intellectual development is sketched, which seems to be important as his intellect refolded & reforged his old ideas so that one may become confused by a shift in the concepts. There are some very interesting ideas in these pages; a child has no cohesive body image and must learn its own shape, that our identity is how we describe ourselves therefor a seat of our identity is our common language & beyond any individual, that each person is an expression of the same human equation in parallel to rules of arithmetic (BOMDAS) which are expressed with specific digits and patterns. The style of writing is somewhat laconic, which suits an introduction.