The Essential Zizek: The Complete Set: The Sublime Object of Ideology / The Ticklish Subject / The Fragile Absolute / The Plague of Fantasies

The Essential Zizek: The Complete Set: The Sublime Object of Ideology / The Ticklish Subject / The Fragile Absolute / The Plague of Fantasies

by Slavoj Zizek
     
 

The essential texts for understanding Zizek’s thought.

Slavoj Zizek, the maverick philosopher, author of over 30 books, acclaimed as the 'Elvis of cultural theory,' and today’s most controversial public intellectual. His work traverses the fields of philosophy, psychoanalysis, theology, history and political theory, taking in film, popular

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The essential texts for understanding Zizek’s thought.

Slavoj Zizek, the maverick philosopher, author of over 30 books, acclaimed as the 'Elvis of cultural theory,' and today’s most controversial public intellectual. His work traverses the fields of philosophy, psychoanalysis, theology, history and political theory, taking in film, popular culture, literature and jokes — all to provide acute analyses of the complexities of contemporary ideology as well as a serious and sophisticated philosophy. His recent films The Pervert’s Guide to the Cinema and Zizek! reveal a theorist at the peak of his powers and a skilled communicator. Now Verso are making these four classic titles, that stand as the core of his ever-expanding life’s work, available as new editions. Each is beautifully repackaged, including new introductions from Zizek himself. Simply put, they are the essential texts for understanding Zizek’s thought and thus cornerstones of contemporary philosophy.

Editorial Reviews

The New Yorker
“Zizek leaves no social or cultural phenomenon untheorized, and is master of the counterintuitive observation.”
The Times
“Unafraid of confrontation and with a near limitless grasp of pop symbolism.”
Terry Eagleton
“The most formidably brilliant exponent of psychoanalysis, indeed of cultural theory in general, to have emerged in many decades.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844673278
Publisher:
Verso Books
Publication date:
01/05/2009
Series:
Essential Zizek Series
Pages:
1248
Sales rank:
651,798
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 3.80(d)

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Terry Eagleton
The most formidably brilliant exponent of psychoanalysis, indeed of cultural theory in general, to have emerged in many decades.

Meet the Author

Slavoj Žižek is a Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic. He is a Professor at the European Graduate School, International Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, Birkbeck College, University of London, and a senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. His books include Living in the End Times, First as Tragedy, Then as Farce, In Defense of Lost Causes, four volumes of the Essential Žižek, and many more.

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