The Parallax View

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Price
$32.34
Publisher
MIT Press
Publish Date
Pages
444
Dimensions
5.9 X 8.7 X 1.2 inches | 1.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780262512688
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About the Author
Slavoj Zizek, a philosopher and cultural critic, is Senior Researcher in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Ljubljana, Global Distinguished Professor of German at New York University, and International Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities at the University of London. He is the author of more than thirty books, including Looking Awry: An Introduction to Jacques Lacan through Popular Culture, The Puppet and the Dwarf: The Perverse Core of Christianity, The Parallax View, The Monstrosity of Christ: Paradox or Dialectic (with John Milbank), and Zizek's Jokes (Did you hear the one about Hegel and negation?), these five published by the MIT Press.
Reviews
In this huge, thrilling book, Slavoj Zizek enacts a dazzling display of philosophy as performance art, delighting in upsetting readers' expectations, inserting sly jokes, and castigating the 'boring' political analyses of just about everyone....Zizek is a thinker who regards nothing as outside his field: the result is deeply interesting and provocative.--The Guardian--

A remarkable demonstration of continental philosophical and psychoanalytical pyrotechnics. More provocative ideas per page than normally found in whole books by the dull anglophone empiricists who find him so threatening.

--Paul A. Taylor, Times Higher Education--

Frankly, a magnum opus is exactly what Zizek needs right now....The Parallax View consolidates Zizek's work as a whole and decisively moves it forward.

--In These Times--

No one demonstrates the continued philosophical vitality of Marxism better than Slavoj Zizek.

--Tikkun--

Zizek has only to clap eyes on a received truth to feel the intolerable itch to deface it....Zizek is that rare breed of writer--one who is both lucid and esoteric. If he is sometimes hard to understand, it is because of the intricacy of his ideas, not because of a self-preening style.

--Terry Eagleton, Artforum--

Zizek is one of the few living writers to combine theoretical rigor with compulsive readability, and his new volume provides perhaps the clearest elaboration of his theoretical framework thus far....This challenging book takes us on a roller-coaster ride whose every loop is a Möbius strip.

--Publishers Weekly--