Section D: Reviews, Translations, and Prefaces
Lacan says that one of the consequences of such disturbances is that the patient experiences a real "movement," such as speech, as alien or even as being forced upon him from somewhere else. Lacan agrees with Ey's claims that this "powerful factor of the doubling of the personality" is situated in "the very structure of the function of language, in its phenomenology, which is always imprinted with a
duality," and he notes the relevance of this idea to his own work on "graphic automatisms." For more commentary on the role of language in madness, see C40 and C49; C49 also contains a more extended and much more critical analysis of Ey's work.