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Žižek, S. (2000) The Art of the Ridiculous Sublime: On David Lynch's Lost
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The Art of the Ridiculous Sublime is first of all the detailed reading of David Lynch's The Lost Highway, based on the premises of Lacanian psychoanalysis. Lynch's unique universe of the "ridiculous sublime" is interpreted as a simultaneous playful staging and traversing of the fundamental ideological fantasies that sustain our late capitalist society.
  
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A master of reversals, Zizek invites the reader to reexamine with him easy assumptions, received opinion, and current critical trends, as well as pose tough questions about the ways in which we understand our world and culture. He offers provocative readings of Casablanca, Schindler's List, and Life Is Beautiful in the process of examining topics as diverse-and as closely linked-as ethics, politics, and cyberspace.
Using some of the material from The Fragile Absolute, while building
 
on previous analyses in The Metastases of Enjoyment and elsewhere, this
 
small book/essay is an examination of David Lynch's film Lost Highway.
 
Amid the many satisfying incidental discussions, Žižek's central
 
contention is that Lost Highway effectively functions as a form of meta-
 
commentary on the opposition between the classic and postmodern
 
noir femme fatale.
 
  
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|width="100%"| * [[Slavoj Žižek|Zizek, Slavoj]]. '''''[[The Art of the Ridiculous Sublime|The Art of the Ridiculous Sublime: On David Lynch's Lost Highway (Occasional Papers (Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities), 1.)]]'''''. Seattle: Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities, University of Washington Press. June 2000, Paperback, 48 pages, Language: English, ISBN: 0295979259. <small>Buy it at [http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0295979259/nosubject-20/ Amazon.com], [http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/0295979259/nosub07-20/ Amazon.ca], [http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/0295979259/nosub-21/ Amazon.de], [http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0295979259/nosubjencyofl-21/ Amazon.co.uk] or [http://www.amazon.fr/exec/obidos/ASIN/0295979259/nosub04-21/ Amazon.fr].</small>
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Books by Slavoj Žižek

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The Art of the Ridiculous Sublime is first of all the detailed reading of David Lynch's The Lost Highway, based on the premises of Lacanian psychoanalysis. Lynch's unique universe of the "ridiculous sublime" is interpreted as a simultaneous playful staging and traversing of the fundamental ideological fantasies that sustain our late capitalist society.

A master of reversals, Zizek invites the reader to reexamine with him easy assumptions, received opinion, and current critical trends, as well as pose tough questions about the ways in which we understand our world and culture. He offers provocative readings of Casablanca, Schindler's List, and Life Is Beautiful in the process of examining topics as diverse-and as closely linked-as ethics, politics, and cyberspace.

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* Zizek, Slavoj. The Art of the Ridiculous Sublime: On David Lynch's Lost Highway (Occasional Papers (Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities), 1.). Seattle: Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities, University of Washington Press. June 2000, Paperback, 48 pages, Language: English, ISBN: 0295979259. Buy it at Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.fr.