Newpapers reviews


"This book is about us and is intriguing. Is the author restoring feminity? Yes, and his essay is very stimulating and is a must-read." Pierrette Rosset (ELLE Magazine).

"Claude Lorin reminds us that there is aesthetics unfinished which is characteristic of contemporary art." André Brincourt (Le Figaro).

"A brilliant and stunning book!." François Salvaing (L'Humanité).

"The unfinished in art has never been truly recognized. Claude Lorin has solved the problem." Jacques Henric (Art Press magazine).

"The goal of Claude Lorin's book is to break the silence and make unfinished art recognized and known." G.B (La Tribune de Genève).

"Claude Lorin raises a simple but one of the most exciting questions." Jean-Jacques Pauvert (Hebdo Magazine).







"This essay is profoundly original." Roland Jaccard (Le Monde).

"A restitution of the Hungarian physician's works." (Libération).

" This is a love story... given the contagious enthusiam of the author." Roger Gentis (La quinzaine littéraire).

" He was just my son" said Freud. Claude Lorin spoils this image. Marcel Neusch (La Croix).

"Claude Lorin's book deserves the credit to show that Ferenczi's thought and original masterpiece did not only come to life with the encounter with Freud." Arnaud Spire (L'Humanité).

"In his brilliant essay entitled Le jeune Ferenczi, Claude Lorin reminds us that before Ferenczi met Freud, he already was an accomplished scientist and writer, who was deeply immersed in the literary and social streams of Hungary complete historical change." Catherine David (Le Nouvel Observateur).



"Claude Lorin's book is an appeal to the universal man." Françoise Ducout, (ELLE).

"Claude Lorin restitutes Saint Augustin turbulent behaviour, feelings of pleasure and political commitment." Patrick Conrath (Journal des psychologues).

"Claude Lorin has a real passionate interest in Saint Augustin and his psychoanalytical intuitions. He presents him as one of the greatest figures of modernity." (Naître et grandir magazine).

Though 24 nervous and passionate short chapters, Claude Lorin guides us to a surprising Saint Augustin." Marcel Neusch, (La Croix).


"This is an excellent book, indispensable in psychiatry." Docteur François Caroli (Nervure Psychiatric review).

"An important text focussing on the future of patients and foiling their fatalism." Patrick Conrath (Journal des psychologues).

"Claude Lorin's existentiel psychodrama allows patients to stage "post-hospitalization" with stimulating and original role plays." Christine Dourdet, (Sainte Anne magazine).

"Claude Lorin deconsecrates the psychoanalyst's image. It is a truly personal book which allows the reader to understand the stakes of an experience that anyone can feel differently." Docteur Michel Reynaud, (Synapse Psychiatry review).

"Professor Claude Lorin writes a useful development in this book." Laurent Lecardeur, (Psyché magazine, URCA).

How does a psychanalist work? Can you tell and do everything? Claude Lorin unveils the curtain in this book. He tells about his personal analysis sessions, where anxiety, doubt, anger and happiness blend... ". N.D (Connaissance du Val de Marne).



"As Julien Lélan, like a post-freudian model of Julien Sorel, Claude Lorin writes about a life which cannot leave anyone indifferent, and that's the least you can say. Though he is the author of technical books which are as clever as various, dedicated to Saint Augustin, Ferenczi or to the practice of psychodrama, Claude Lorin has prepared his readers for the transparency of his feelings and privacy with Journal d'un psychanalyste, which is quite unusual. What is predominant here, with Julien Lélan's rich and tumultuous adventures, is the way to go through existence, looking for desire and creation, bringing him to meet people of his kind and psychoanalytic intelligentsia in particular. Settling some scores through the hard project of publishing Les Ecrits de Budapest by Ferenczi, Claude Lorin argues with some osychoanalysis masters and psychologists and he reproaches them an apathetic calling which does not dare to say its name. An introspective writing which shows the unlimited humanity and sensibility of the author."  Patrick Conrath, (Journal des psychologues).


"Claude Lorin fights against the mutism of his colleagues who do not tackle some societal issues." Jean-François Sherperel, (L'Union newspaper).

"What a pleasure to read a psychologist who writes so accurately, so vividly and so transparently." Dr Roger Ropert, (Journal des psychologues).

"Claude Lorin's book is a good idea of gift. The reader will be able to understand and identify fears, doubts, those great questions which overwhelm the minds of young adults." Isabelle Basset, (Parents magazine).

"Claude Lorin offers you the delights of child talk." Dominique Fontlup, (La Vie newspaper).

"May paternity be a joy. This is what Claude Lorin, a psychoanalyst and university professor explains." Alain Nicolas, (L'Humanité).

"Facing lots of questions, Claude Lorin always gives explanations. they can be very useful to fathers... he is a psychologist." Anne Wieme, (Famili newspaper).

With an alert writing full of imagery, Claude Lorin speaks about a section of the ravages of dictatorships which is not described often." Bruno Peuchamiel, (L'Humanité).

"Claude Lorin dedicates this wonderful book to "the dead", to figures of the resistance in Dictactor Pinochet's Chile." Georges Zeitoun, (Le Dauphiné Libéré).

"Claude Lorin's book is one of those you cannot forget. He has such an impact on the reader that nothing is the same afterwards." Muriel Proust, (Journal des Psychologues).

"Claude Lorin writes a strange book, a document about the world where reality and madness blend." Bulletin critique du livre français.

" A must-read." Yves Longin (VSD).

"With twenty clinical cases, Claude Lorin, a psychologist and university professor exposes a new modelling of the psychic space to try to understand the complex game of the impulses that press us to tell or do something and thoses who hold us. With figures and mathematical examples, the author gives a reading grid of the pulses when our psychism is in pieces. Moreover he draws his demonstration with his encounters and discussions with some historical figures of psychoanalysis, especially Jacques Lacan. Journal des Psychologues, June 2015.

"I'm often asked how a psychiatric hospital psychologist works. People also wonder how concepts that allow us to understand excesses are established, when impulses overflow some patients and make their psychism literally burst. In part, the author tried to answer this question in his book." Les Cahiers de l'Actif, April 2015.