Enjoy Your Symptom!: Jacques Lacan in Hollywood and Out

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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 TooMuch.

 

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Contents

Why Does a Letter Always Arrive at Its Destination?
1
12 Imaginary Symbolic Real
9
Why Is Woman a Symptom of Man?
31
22 The Night Of The World
46
Why Is Every Act a Repetition?
69
32 Identity and Authority The exception reconciled in the universal
83
Why Does the Phallus Appear?
113
42 Phallophany of the Anal Father
124
Why Are There Always Two Fathers?
149
52 Die Versagung
165
Why is Reality Always Multiple?
195
62 The Matrix or The Two Sides of Perversion
213
Index
235
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About the author (2001)

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.

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