Book Chapter

The politics of style in the works of Slavoj Zizek

J Clemens

Traversing the Fantasy: Critical Responses to Slavoj Zizek | Routledge | Published : 2005


© Geoff Boucher, Jason Glynos, Matthew Sharpe 2005. The best way to reach Slavoj Zizek’s politics, as is usually done, by way of an earnest discussion of his explicitly political propositions or by a laborious tracing of his affiliations with other established authorities, but by aiming at something completely different. This chapter shows that Zizek seems to ignore stylistic questions, in a position to see that the true situation is precisely the opposite. Zizek’s very brilliance in discussing, “metaphorising,” certain political situations is a consequence of an extraordinary attentiveness to their poetic subtleties. Zizek has induced large numbers of people to reread Lacan, and, to redisco..

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