Enjoy Your Symptom!: Jacques Lacan in Hollywood and Out

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Routledge, Aug 21, 2013 - Performing Arts - 280 pages
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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.

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.

  

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Review: Enjoy Your Symptom!: Jacques Lacan in Hollywood and Out

User Review  - Matt McBride - Goodreads

One his most lucid discussion of "the act" as well as "the obscene father." Excellent not so much for its discussion of Hitchcock movies but rather how those discussion illustrate some of his more difficult ideas. Read full review

Review: Enjoy Your Symptom!: Jacques Lacan in Hollywood and Out

User Review  - Blake Frederick - Goodreads

Challenging read. Didn't finish entirely. Read full review

Contents

1 WHY DOES A LETTER ALWAYS ARRIVE AT ITS DESTINATION?
1
2 WHY IS WOMAN A SYMPTOM OF MAN?
35
3 WHY IS EVERY ACT A REPETITION?
79
4 WHY DOES THE PHALLUS APPEAR?
129
5 WHY ARE THERE ALWAYS TWO FATHERS?
169
6 WHY IS REALITY ALWAYS MULTIPLE?
221
INDEX
267
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Slavoj? i ek is one of the world's leading contemporary cultural critics and a hugely prolific author. He is Professor of Cultural Studies at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia and Visiting Professor at the New School for Social Research, New York, USA.

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