Enjoy Your Symptom!: Jacques Lacan in Hollywood and Out
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 humour are here made to show how Hollywood movies can explain psychoanalysis - and vice versa. Why does the phallus appear? Why is woman a symptom of man? Why are there always two fathers? These typical Zizek questions are explained by means of such films as Marnie and The Man Who Knew Too Much.
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Why Does a Letter Always Arrive at Its Destination?
12 Imaginary Symbolic Real
Why Is Woman a Symptom of Man?
22 The Night Of The World
Why Is Every Act a Repetition?
32 Identity and Authority The exception reconciled in the universal
Why Does the Phallus Appear?
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