Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Žižek book free online

Free is always an nice word when put next to 'book'.

Here you can have a read of How to Read Lacan (London: Granta Books, 2006). And anyone who has tried to get their head around Žižek will know how important Lacan is to his work. I'm hoping this will help me think through this talk of the 'grand Autre', 'objet petit a' and so on. Otherwise, reading Žižek it is possible to feel like you have stumbled into a conversation that started long before you arrived – and for a New Testament specialist that can be a real problem!


At 5/27/2009 7:25 AM, Anonymous dan said...

How to Read Lacan was the text that most helped me to understand Žižek (even if it didn't help me all that much with reading Lacan, as I find him much more difficult to read!).

At 5/27/2009 9:00 PM, Anonymous Patrik said...

Knowing what he means with objet petit a is surely less fun then using it in everyday conversation without having any idea whatsoever.

At 5/29/2009 11:23 PM, Anonymous Chris Tilling said...

Ha! Not had the chance to use it in everyday conversation yet!

Dan (or Patrik), have you read Pound's critique of Zizek (Eerdmans)?


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