Enjoy Your Symptom!: Jacques Lacan in Hollywood and Out, 2nd Edition (Paperback) book cover

Enjoy Your Symptom!

Jacques Lacan in Hollywood and Out, 2nd Edition

By Slavoj Žižek


250 pages

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Paperback: 9780415928120
pub: 2001-03-28
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Slavoj Zizek, dubbed by the Village Voice "the giant of Ljubljana," is back with a new edition of his seriously entertaining book on film, psychoanalysis (and life). His inimitable blend of philosophical and social theory, Lacanian analysis, and outrageous humor are made to show how Hollywood movies can explain psychoanalysis-and vice versa using films such as Marnie and The Man Who Knew Too Much.


"Sociology, contemporary cultural theory, linguistics and film meet once again in a text where fluid erudition and the anecdotal remain a characteristic of this compelling writer." -- Film Waves

"Kant called example the 'go-cart of judgment.' His description can now be viewed as pre-Zizekian. This freshly expanded version of Enjoy Your Symptom! updates Kant, turning example into a whirling, dizzying, linear-logic defying turbo-jet of judgment. Pay attention to the title's imperative; it is a serious, all-out assault on theory's current obsession with an 'ethics of otherness'." -- Joan Copjec, author of Read My Desire

About the Author

Slavoj Zizek is Research Fellow at the University of Ljubljana. He teaches and lectures frequently in the United States. Among his many books are Looking Awry and The Ticklish Subject.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / History & Criticism
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies