Slavoj Zizek's 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 are
beautifully re-packaged, including new introductions from Zizek
himself. Simply, they are the essential texts of Zizek's
thought and thus Western thought.
"Zizek leaves no social or cultural phenomenon untheorized, and is master of the counterintuitive observation" New Yorker "The giant of Ljubljana provides the best intellectual high since Anti-Oedipus." The Village Voice "The Elvis of cultural theory." Chronicle of Higher Education "Unafraid of confrontation and with a near limitless grasp of pop symbolism" The Times "Zizek is a thinker who regards nothing as outside his field: the result is deeply interesting and provocative." Guardian "The most formidably brilliant exponent of psychoanalysis, indeed of cultural theory in general, to have emerged in many decades." Terry Eagleton "Zizek is one of the few living writers to combine theoretical rigor with compulsive readability." Publishers Weekly
Slavoj Zizek is the maverick philosopher, author of over 30 books and acclaimed as the 'Elvis of cultural theory', is today's most controversial public intellectual.