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Žižek, S. (1992) Enjoy Your Symptom! Jacques Lacan In Hollywood and
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Out, London and New York: Routledge.
 
  
Picking up on one of the themes of For They Know Not What They
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Do, Žižek here attends to the ideology of cynicism - the fetishist 'I
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[[Image:EnjoyYourSymptom2.jpg|200px|thumb|Book Cover]]
know very well ... but all the same .... 'formulation which is one of
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The title is just the first of many startling asides, observations and insights that fill this [[guide]] to Hollywood on the [[Lacanian]] psychoanalyst’s couch.
the mainstays of his work. The book is structured around five chap-
 
ters, each of which endeavours to explain a fundamental Lacanian
 
concept - letter, woman, repetition, phallus and father. Hollywood is once again the lure in this text as Zižek elaborates each concept with reference to popular culture. However, as with Looking Awry, the familiarity of the examples does not necessarily make this the most accessible of his books to read.
 
  
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[[Zizek]] introduces the [[ideas]] of Jacques [[Lacan]] through the medium of American [[film]], taking his examples from over 100 years of [[cinema]], from Charlie Chaplin to The [[Matrix]] and referencing along the way such [[figures]] as [[Lenin]] and [[Hegel]], Michel [[Foucault]] and [[Jesus]] [[Christ]].
  
Žižek, S. (2000) Enjoy Your Symptom! Jacques Lacan In Hollywood and
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''[[Enjoy]] Your [[Symptom]]!'' is a thrilling guide to cinema and [[psychoanalysis]] from a thinker who is perhaps the last standing giant of [[cultural]] [[theory]] in the twenty-first century.
Out, 2nd edition, London and New York: Routledge.
 
  
This is exactly the same as the first edition of the book apart from
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an added chapter on the concept of reality. Using the film The Matrix
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as an example, Žižek looks at the relationship between the Symbolic
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and the Real and explains why the big Other does not exist.
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Latest revision as of 01:35, 24 May 2019

Books by Slavoj Žižek

Book Description
Book Cover

The title is just the first of many startling asides, observations and insights that fill this guide to Hollywood on the Lacanian psychoanalyst’s couch.

Zizek introduces the ideas of Jacques Lacan through the medium of American film, taking his examples from over 100 years of cinema, from Charlie Chaplin to The Matrix and referencing along the way such figures as Lenin and Hegel, Michel Foucault and Jesus Christ.

Enjoy Your Symptom! is a thrilling guide to cinema and psychoanalysis from a thinker who is perhaps the last standing giant of cultural theory in the twenty-first century.

Product Details
Zizek, Slavoj. Enjoy Your Symptom!: Jacques Lacan in Hollywood and Out. New York: Routledge. March 28, 2001, 2nd edition, Paperback, 256 pages, Language: English, ISBN: 0415928125. Buy it at Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.fr.