Enjoy Your Symptom! - Slavoj Žižek
Enjoy Your Symptom! commands the title of Slavoj Žižek's classic work of cultural criticism.
The title is just the first of many startling asides, observations and insights that fill this guide to Hollywood on the Lacanian psychoanalyst’s couch.
Zizek introduces the ideas of Jacques Lacan through the medium of American film, taking his examples from over 100 years of cinema, from Charlie Chaplin to The Matrix and referencing along the way such figures as Lenin and Hegel, Michel Foucault and Jesus Christ.
Enjoy Your Symptom! is a thrilling guide to cinema and psychoanalysis from a thinker who is perhaps the last standing giant of cultural theory in the twenty-first century.
Slavoj Žižek is one of the most prolific and charismatic cultural theorists working today. The author of such books as The Ticklish Subject and maker of documentaries such as The Pervert's Guide to Cinema, he is currently Senior Research at the Institute for Social Sciences at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia.