Enjoy Your Symptom: Jacques Lacan in Hollywood and Out

Enjoy Your Symptom: Jacques Lacan in Hollywood and Out

by Taylor and Francis

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415904827
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/14/1992
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Why Does a Letter Always Arrive at Its Destination:; 1.1 Death and Sublimation: The Final Scene of City Lights 1.2 Imaginary, Symbolic, Real 2. Why is Woman a Symptom of a Man?; 2.1Why is Suicide the Only Successful Act? ; 2.2 The "Night of the World"; 3. Why Is Every Act a Repetition?; 3.1 Beyond "Distributive Justice"; 3.2 Idenitity and Authority; 4. Why Does the Phallus Appear?; 4.1 Grimaces of the Real; 4.2 Phallophany of the Anal Father; 5. Why are there Always TwoFathers?; 5.1 At the Origins of Noir: The Humiliated Father; 5.2 Die Versagung; Index

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