Enjoy Your Symptom!: Jacques Lacan in Hollywood and Out
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 OutUser 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 OutUser Review - Blake Frederick - Goodreads
Challenging read. Didn't finish entirely. Read full review