The Art of the Ridiculous Sublime: On David Lynch?s Lost Highway

The Art of the Ridiculous Sublime: On David Lynch?s Lost Highway

by Slavoj Zizek
     
 

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The Art of the Ridiculous Sublime is first of all the detailed reading of David Lynch’s The Lost Highway, based on the premises of Lacanian psychoanalysis. Lynch’s unique universe of the "ridiculous sublime" is interpreted as a simultaneous playful staging and traversing of the fundamental ideological fantasies that sustain our late capitalist

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The Art of the Ridiculous Sublime is first of all the detailed reading of David Lynch’s The Lost Highway, based on the premises of Lacanian psychoanalysis. Lynch’s unique universe of the "ridiculous sublime" is interpreted as a simultaneous playful staging and traversing of the fundamental ideological fantasies that sustain our late capitalist society.

A master of reversals, Zizek invites the reader to reexamine with him easy assumptions, received opinion, and current critical trends, as well as pose tough questions about the ways in which we understand our world and culture. He offers provocative readings of Casablanca, Schindler’s List, and Life Is Beautiful in the process of examining topics as diverse—and as closely linked—as ethics, politics, and cyberspace.

University of Washington Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780295979250
Publisher:
Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities, University of Washington
Publication date:
01/01/2000
Series:
Occasional Papers
Pages:
56
Product dimensions:
7.05(w) x 10.03(h) x 0.24(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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