‘Ethics of the Other’ by Slavoj Žižek

Audio recording from the second day of Jacques Lacan: A Lateral Introduction four-week masterclass course by Slavoj Žižek titled Ethics of the Other delivered at the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, University of London on 30th May 2006. The course focused on the singular question: Is psychoanalysis outdated? It appears that it is, on threeContinue reading “‘Ethics of the Other’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘The Real as a Virtual Prosopopeia’ by Slavoj Žižek

Audio recording from the first day of Jacques Lacan: A Lateral Introduction four-week masterclass course by Slavoj Žižek titled The Real as a Virtual Prosopopeia delivered at the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, University of London on 25th May 2006. The course focused on the singular question: Is psychoanalysis outdated? It appears that it is,Continue reading “‘The Real as a Virtual Prosopopeia’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘Who is Afraid of the Middle East?’ by Slavoj Žižek & Mina Nagy

Video recording of an interview with Slavoj Žižek held over the online Zoom platform by Mina Nagy of Boring Books in collaboration with Sushi Book Reviews in 24th April 2021 titled Who is Afraid of the Middle East? See more information on their official website at Boring Books. Slavoj Žižek is a Philosopher and psychoanalytic socialContinue reading “‘Who is Afraid of the Middle East?’ by Slavoj Žižek & Mina Nagy”

‘Spiritual Crisis: Iranian Philosophy’ by Slavoj Žižek & Nadia Maftouni

Video recording of a discussion held over the online Zoom platform between Slavoj Žižek at Ljubljana, Slovenia and Nadia Maftouni at University of Tehran, Iran on 17th June 2021 on topics from Shakepeare’s Hamlet to Akira Kurosawa’s The Idiot. Slavoj Žižek is a Philosopher and Psychoanalytic social theorist. He is Senior Researcher at the Department ofContinue reading “‘Spiritual Crisis: Iranian Philosophy’ by Slavoj Žižek & Nadia Maftouni”

‘LAIBACH: A Film From Slovenia’ by Chris Bohn, Daniel Landin & Peter Vezjak

DOWNLOAD(.mkv) LAIBACH: A Film From Slovenia provides a glimpse into the enigma of the industrial punk band Laibach formed in 1980’s Yugoslavia more than four decades ago. Here Laibach describe their work in their own words; giving a sense of their music and drama, as well as a glimpse of the post-Yugoslav and Slovene influencesContinue reading “‘LAIBACH: A Film From Slovenia’ by Chris Bohn, Daniel Landin & Peter Vezjak”

‘The Meaning of Hegel in 21st Century’ by Slavoj Žižek & Robert Eikmeyeron

Video recording of discussion held over the online Zoom platform between Slavoj Žižek in Ljubljana, Slovenia and Dr. Robert Eikmeyer from the School of Design, Pforzheim University taken on 27th August 2020 about the meaning of Georg W. F. Hegel’s work in the 21st century. The conversation was part of the re-opening program of the new Museum Hegel-HausContinue reading “‘The Meaning of Hegel in 21st Century’ by Slavoj Žižek & Robert Eikmeyeron”

‘Interview with Slavoj Žižek: Pandemic! 2: Chronicles of a Time Lost’ by Chris Hedges

In the second of a two-part interview, this time held on 15th July 2021 for the On Contact show broadcast on RT America, Chris Hedges continues his discussion with philosopher Slavoj Žižek about the social, political and psychological consequences of the prolonged lockdown, social distancing, and mass illness and death caused by the pandemic. InContinue reading “‘Interview with Slavoj Žižek: Pandemic! 2: Chronicles of a Time Lost’ by Chris Hedges”

‘Interview with Slavoj Žižek: Pandemic!’ by Chris Hedges

In the first of a two-part interview held on 14th July 2021 for the On Contact show broadcast on RT America, Chris Hedges discusses the social, political, cultural economic ramifications of the pandemic with the philosopher Slavoj Žižek. “Driven by the demand to persevere and not to fail, as well as by the ambition of efficiency,Continue reading “‘Interview with Slavoj Žižek: Pandemic!’ by Chris Hedges”

‘Freedom in the Clouds’ by Slavoj Žižek

Selected video recordings of Žižek from Communism, A New Beginning?, a conference that took place on 14-16th October 2011 at Cooper Union in New York City to discuss the continued relevance of the Communist Idea. The main talk delivered by Žižek as the conclusion to the conference went under the title of Freedom in theContinue reading “‘Freedom in the Clouds’ by Slavoj Žižek”

Lacanian Theory of Discourse: Subject, Structure and Society

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) This collection introduces and develops Lacanian thought concerning the relations among language, subjectivity, and society and provides an account of how language both interacts with and constitutes structures of subjectivity, producing specific attitudes and behaviors as well as significant social effects. Table of Contents Introduction by Mark Braeher Part I. The Real and theContinue reading “Lacanian Theory of Discourse: Subject, Structure and Society”

‘Where is Balkan?’ by Slavoj Žižek

DOWNLOAD(.mkv) A video compilation of 14 very short appearances by Slavoj Žižek in the Balkan Spirit film by Hermann Vaske from 2012. Slavoj Žižek is a Philosopher and Psychoanalytic social theorist. He is Senior Researcher at the Department of Philosophy, University of Ljubljana; Professor at the School of Law and Director of the Institute for the HumanitiesContinue reading “‘Where is Balkan?’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘Is Communism the Answer to the Crisis?’ by Alain Badiou

DOWNLOAD(.mkv) Video and audio recordings of an interview Alain Badiou had with Stephen Sackur titled Is Communism the Answer to the Crisis? for the British BBC show called HARDtalk on 24th March 2009 in London. Alain Badiou is a French Marxist philosopher, novelist and playwright. Born in Rabat, Morocco, Badiou completed high school in Toulouse beforeContinue reading “‘Is Communism the Answer to the Crisis?’ by Alain Badiou”

‘20th Century Communism’ by Slavoj Žižek

DOWNLOAD(.mkv) Video and audio recordings of an interview Slavoj Žižek had with Stephen Sackur titled 20th Century Communism for the British BBC show called HARDtalk on 4th November 2009. Slavoj Žižek is a Philosopher and Psychoanalytic social theorist. He is Senior Researcher at the Department of Philosophy, University of Ljubljana; Professor at the School of LawContinue reading “‘20th Century Communism’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘Samuel Beckett as the Writer of Political Abstraction’ by Slavoj Žižek

Video and audio recordings of a paper delivered by Slavoj Žižek and introduced by Russell Sbriglia titled Samuel Beckett as the Writer of Political Abstraction: What Can Beckett Tell Us about Political Correctness and the Alt-Right? on 24th October 2018 at Seton Hall University, United States on the Irish novelist Samuel Beckett (1906-1989) and hisContinue reading “‘Samuel Beckett as the Writer of Political Abstraction’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Literature but Were Afraid to Ask Žižek’ by Russell Sbriglia

DOWNLOAD(.pdf & .epub) Challenging the widely-held assumption that Slavoj Žižek’s work is far more germane to film and cultural studies than to literary studies, this volume demonstrates the importance of Žižek to literary criticism and theory. The contributors show how Žižek’s practice of reading theory and literature through one another allows him to critique, complicate,Continue reading “‘Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Literature but Were Afraid to Ask Žižek’ by Russell Sbriglia”

‘Reflections on Gewalt’ by Étienne Balibar

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) The paradox of Marxism’s relationship to violence is that, although Marxism has made a decisive contribution to understanding ‘the role of violence in history’ – more precisely, to understanding the link between forms of domination and exploitation (primarily capitalism) and the structural modalities of social violence, and the necessity of class struggles and revolutionaryContinue reading “‘Reflections on Gewalt’ by Étienne Balibar”

‘My European Manifesto’ by Slavoj Žižek

As attacks against Europe multiply, the Slovene philosopher Slavoj Žižek emphasizes, in an opinion piece titled « Mon manifeste européen » published in the Paris daily newspaper Le Monde on 13th May 2021, that Europe’s heritage, particularly that of the Enlightenment and its secular Modernity, provides the best tools for analysis of what is wrongContinue reading “‘My European Manifesto’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘Über Mandela hinaus ohne Mugabe zu werden. Einige postapokalyptische Überlegungen.’ von Slavoj Žižek

DOWNLOAD(.mkv) Eine Aufzeichnung von Žižeks Key-Lecture in englischer Sprache mit dem Titel Über Mandela hinaus ohne Mugabe zu werden. Einige postapokalyptische Überlegungen. im Hamburg, Deutschen SchauSpielHaus, am 19. November 2015. Die jüngsten Ereignisse in Griechenland – die erzwungene Kapitulation Syrizas – haben wieder einmal klar gemacht, wo die Schlüsselprobleme der heutigen Linken liegen: Wie könnenContinue reading “‘Über Mandela hinaus ohne Mugabe zu werden. Einige postapokalyptische Überlegungen.’ von Slavoj Žižek”

‘Trouble in Paradise: From the End of History to the End of Capitalism’ by Slavoj Žižek

DOWNLOAD(.epub, two editions) There is obviously trouble in the global capitalist paradise. But why do we find it so difficult to imagine a way out of the crisis we’re in? It is as if the trouble feeds on itself: the march of Capitalism has become inexorable, presenting itself as the only game in town. SettingContinue reading “‘Trouble in Paradise: From the End of History to the End of Capitalism’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘An Introductory Dictionary of Lacanian Psychoanalysis’ by Dylan Evans

DOWNLOAD(.pdf & .epub) Jacques Lacan was arguably the most original and influential psychoanalytic thinker since Sigmund Freud. His ideas have revolutionised the clinical practice of psychoanalysis and continue to have a major impact in fields as diverse as film studies, literary criticism, feminist theory and philosophy. Lacan’s writings are notorious for their complexity and idiosyncraticContinue reading “‘An Introductory Dictionary of Lacanian Psychoanalysis’ by Dylan Evans”

‘Avatars of Avarice‘ by Mladen Dolar

Video recording of a paper delivered by Mladen Dolar on 16th December 2016 in Mumbai, India as part of “Fantasies of Capital: Alienation, Enjoyment, Psychoanalysis” Conference. Inspired by Karl Marx’s critique of political economy and Jacques Lacan’s late theory linking surplus enjoyment to surplus value, the conference aimed to introduce a Lacanian interpretation of Marx’sContinue reading “‘Avatars of Avarice‘ by Mladen Dolar”

‘Markets Without Substance’ by Slavoj Žižek

A recording of a paper by Žižek titled Markets Without Substance delivered at the European Graduate School in 2003. Žižek gives a systematic account of Jacques Lacan’s Schema of Four Discourses from his 1969-70 seminar L’envers de la psychanalyse (The Other Side of Psychoanalysis, W.W. Norton & Co.: New York, 2006), more specifically the passage inContinue reading “‘Markets Without Substance’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘The Odd One In: On Comedy’ by Alenka Zupančič

DOWNLOAD(.epub & .pdf) Why philosophize about comedy? What is the use of investigating the comical from philosophical and psychoanalytic perspectives? In The Odd One In, Alenka Zupančič considers how philosophy and psychoanalysis can help us understand the movement and the logic involved in the practice of comedy, and how comedy can help philosophy and psychoanalysis recognizeContinue reading “‘The Odd One In: On Comedy’ by Alenka Zupančič”

‘The Fantasy of the End’ by Alenka Zupančič

Video recording of a paper delivered on 17th December 2016 in Mumbai, India as part of “Fantasies of Capital: Alienation, Enjoyment, Psychoanalysis” Conference. Inspired by Karl Marx’s critique of political economy and Jacques Lacan’s late theory linking surplus enjoyment to surplus value, the conference aimed to introduce a Lacanian interpretation of Marx’s analysis of capitalContinue reading “‘The Fantasy of the End’ by Alenka Zupančič”

‘The Real of the Capitalist Illusion‘ by Slavoj Žižek

Video recording of a paper delivered on 17th December 2016 in Mumbai, India as part of Fantasies of Capital: Alienation, Enjoyment, Psychoanalysis Conference. Inspired by Karl Marx’s critique of political economy and Jacques Lacan’s late theory linking surplus enjoyment to surplus value, the conference aimed to introduce a Lacanian interpretation of Marx’s analysis of capitalContinue reading “‘The Real of the Capitalist Illusion‘ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘Of Drives and Cultures’, by Mladen Dolar

Paper(Problemi International) Drives and culture seem to stand at opposite ends. The common assumption has it that drives are indomitable instinctual forces and that culture is called upon to mold them, restrict them and channel them, and since this conflict can never be happily resolved, we seem to be doomed to a perpetual discontent inContinue reading “‘Of Drives and Cultures’, by Mladen Dolar”

‘Analysing the Cultural Unconscious: Science of the Signifier’

DOWNLOAD(.epub) What are we doing when taking psychoanalysis from the couch to the analysis of society, culture, and arts? How is it possible to do so? How is it possible to move from singular experiences to universal structures detected in culture and society? Could psychoanalysis applied to art works become more sensitive to their aesthetics form?Continue reading “‘Analysing the Cultural Unconscious: Science of the Signifier’”

‘From Marx to Hegel and Back: Capitalism, Critique, and Utopia’ edited by Victoria Fareld & Hannes Kuch

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) The relation between Hegel and Marx is among the most interpreted in the history of philosophy. Given the contemporary renaissance of Marx and Marxist theories, how should we re-read the Hegel-Marx connection today? What place does Hegel have in contemporary critical thinking? Most schools of Marxism regard Marx’s inversion of Hegel’s dialectics as aContinue reading “‘From Marx to Hegel and Back: Capitalism, Critique, and Utopia’ edited by Victoria Fareld & Hannes Kuch”

Slavoj Žižek: ‘Vznik resnice skozi zmoto’

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Začnimo z morda ne povsem pričakovanim izhodiščem: z znamenito »Junius-brošuro« Rose Luxemburg iz leta 1915 Kriza socialne demokracije (slov. prev. v Izbranih spisih, str. 551—687). Ta spis Rose je — kot je znano — njen odgovor na teoretski in praktični zlom II. internacionale: ob začetku I. svetovne vojne so skoraj vse evropske socialnodemokratske strankeContinue reading “Slavoj Žižek: ‘Vznik resnice skozi zmoto’”

Slavoj Žižek: Zadnja postaja za Komunizem

Z ekološkimi krizami se človeštvu obeta precej otipljiva možnost, da ga čaka zadnji odcep – kolektivni samomor. Ali vseeno obstaja odcep s ceste, ki vodi v pogubo? Ali pa je že prepozno? Najnovejši podatki nedvoumno kažejo, da si celo po (sicer neenakomerni) distribuciji cepiva ne moremo privoščiti sprostitve in vrnitve v prejšnjo normalnost. Ne leContinue reading “Slavoj Žižek: Zadnja postaja za Komunizem”

‘Balkan Spirit’ by Hermann Vaske

DOWNLOAD(.mkv) German filmmaker Hermann Vaske explores the Balkan world in the hopes of understanding the meaning of “Balkan spirit”, by interviewing philosopher Slavoj Žižek and artists, such as Marina Abramović, Emir Kusturica and Angelina Jolie. However, the term’s complexity very quickly becomes apparent and it seems increasingly difficult, if not impossible, to define the Balkans’Continue reading “‘Balkan Spirit’ by Hermann Vaske”

‘The Balkans in Flames’ by Klaus Kastenholz in Veronika Mendler

DOWNLOAD(3x .mkv) The collapse of Yugoslavia in the 20th century was the result of a multitude of wars and conflicts that plagued Southeast Europe for over a hundred years. The appalling cruelties of the past still linger in many hearts and minds in large parts of the region, resulting in ongoing violent confrontation, one ofContinue reading “‘The Balkans in Flames’ by Klaus Kastenholz in Veronika Mendler”

‘Intellectual Vocation and Political Struggle in the Trump Moment’ by Cornel West

Video recording of a paper delivered by Cornel West at at Dartmouth College, Filene Auditorium at Moore Hall, Hanover, New Hampshire, United States as part of Why the Humanities Matter in the 21st Century series on 27th April, 2017 sponsored by the Office of the President and the Office of the Associate Dean of theContinue reading “‘Intellectual Vocation and Political Struggle in the Trump Moment’ by Cornel West”

‘Ku Klux Klan, an American Story’ by David Korn-Brzoza

The Ku Klux Klan is the oldest terrorist group in the United States. This secret society, created in 1865, has survived throughout decades and has always managed to rise from its ashes. It has been in the news for over 150 years. 150 years of hatred, racism and horror. 150 years of exclusion, violence andContinue reading “‘Ku Klux Klan, an American Story’ by David Korn-Brzoza”

‘Sigmund Freud—Gruß an Ruhs—After you get what you want, you don’t want it—Wunscherfüllung, Begehren und Genießen’ Herausgegeben von Robert Pfaller & Beate Hofstadler

DOWNLOAD(.epub) Robert Pfaller, Autor des Bestsellers ›Wofür es sich zu leben lohnt‹, hat mit Beate Hofstadler einen Band zur Ehrung des bekannten Wiener Psychoanalytikers August Ruhs herausgegeben. Das Werk Sigmund Freuds wird zu Unrecht für abgeschlossen gehalten. In Wahrheit entstehen immer noch neue Erkenntnisschübe, Fragmente, Korrespondenzen und Paralipomena – von prominenten Helfern und Helferinnen ausContinue reading “‘Sigmund Freud—Gruß an Ruhs—After you get what you want, you don’t want it—Wunscherfüllung, Begehren und Genießen’ Herausgegeben von Robert Pfaller & Beate Hofstadler”

‘Žižek and Law’ by Laurent de Sutter

DOWNLOAD(.epub) The very first book dedicated to Slavoj Žižek’s theoretical treatment of law, this book gathers widely recognized Žižek scholars as well as legal theorists to offer a sustained analysis of the place of law in Žižek’s work. Whether it is with reference to symbolic law, psychoanalytical law, religious law, positive law, human rights, toContinue reading “‘Žižek and Law’ by Laurent de Sutter”

‘Après la tragédie, la farce ! : Comment l’histoire se répète’ par Slavoj Žižek

DOWNLOAD(.pdf & .epub) Des milliards de dollars ont été déversés au coeur du système bancaire mondial, mais pourquoi n’avoir pas employé ces mêmes forces pour éradiquer la misère du monde et conjurer la crise environnementale ? “Nous faut-il une autre preuve, demande Žižek, que le Capital est devenu le Réel de nos vies, un RéelContinue reading “‘Après la tragédie, la farce ! : Comment l’histoire se répète’ par Slavoj Žižek”

‘¡Goza tu síntoma!: Jacques Lacan dentro y fuera de Hollywood’ de Slavoj Žižek

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Publicado por primera vez en 1992, ¡Goza tu síntoma! analiza conceptos del psicoanálisis a través de ejemplos del cine, desde Chaplin hasta Matrix, a través de figuras muy diversas: Lenin, Hegel, Foucault y Jesucristo. Es el primer mojón en la obra de Žižek donde se puede observar el interés por vincular ejemplos de laContinue reading “‘¡Goza tu síntoma!: Jacques Lacan dentro y fuera de Hollywood’ de Slavoj Žižek”

Slavoj Žižek: ‘Paralaksa’

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) “Paralaksa” iz naslova odnosi se na nepremostivi paralaktički jaz, sučeljavanje dviju blisko povezanih perspektiva među kojima nije moguće neutralno zajedničko tlo. No glavni ulog ove knjige je teza da to nije neotklonjiva prepreka za dijalektiku nego da nam upravo ona nudi ključ za pronicanje u subverzivnu jezgru dijalektike. Teza se pak varira na mnoštvuContinue reading “Slavoj Žižek: ‘Paralaksa’”

‘Absoluter Gegenstoß. Versuch einer Neubegründung des dialektischen Materialismus’ von Slavoj Žižek

DOWNLOAD(.epub) Der bekannte Philosoph und Kulturkritiker Slavoj Žižek schließt mit seinem neuen Buch ›Absoluter Gegenstoß. Versuch einer Neubegründung des dialektischen Materialismus‹ an seine umfangreiche Hegel-Neudeutung ›Weniger als Nichts‹ aus dem Jahr 2014 an. Ausgehend von Hegel unternimmt er nichts weniger als eine Neubestimmung des philosophischen Materialismus: In drei Teilen entfaltet er sein Vorhaben, Hegels BegriffContinue reading “‘Absoluter Gegenstoß. Versuch einer Neubegründung des dialektischen Materialismus’ von Slavoj Žižek”

‘A Vision for Europe’ by Yanis Varoufakis, David Adler & Rosemary Bechler

DOWNLOAD(.epub) The European Union was an exceptional achievement. It brought together and in peace peoples speaking different languages and submersed in different cultures, proving that it was possible to create a shared framework of human rights across a continent that was not long ago tormented by murderous chauvinism, racism, and barbarity. It could have beenContinue reading “‘A Vision for Europe’ by Yanis Varoufakis, David Adler & Rosemary Bechler”

Jacques Lacan: Télévision | La Psychanalyse 1 & 2

In “psychanalyse” (better known as “Television” in English speaking countries), a two part documentary, the psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan answers to questions submitted by his son-in-law Jacques-Alain Miller under the direction of Benoît Jacquot. In 1973, the film maker Benoît Jacquot approached Jacques Lacan via Jacques-Alain Miller with the idea of making a film on LacanContinue reading “Jacques Lacan: Télévision | La Psychanalyse 1 & 2”

‘¿Alguien dijo crisis del marxismo?: Axel Honneth, Slavoj Žižek y las nuevas teorías críticas de la sociedad’ de Santiago Roggerone

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) ¿Alguien dijo crisis del marxismo? está dividido en dos partes. La primera trata en términos generales sobre la situación actual del marxismo. Y lo hace con una mirada que combina indignación ética, realismo epistemológico, cautela intelectual y radicalismo político. La segunda, más extensa y original, contiene un estudio pormenorizado de la labor intelectual deContinue reading “‘¿Alguien dijo crisis del marxismo?: Axel Honneth, Slavoj Žižek y las nuevas teorías críticas de la sociedad’ de Santiago Roggerone”

‘Chocolate sin grasa’ de Slavoj Žižek

DOWNLOAD(.epub) Lo que estamos presenciando hoy es la mercantilización directa de nuestras experiencias: en el mercado compramos cada vez menos productos (objetos materiales) que queremos poseer, y adquirimos cada vez más experiencias de vida —experiencias de sexo, gastronomía, comunicación, consumo cultural, que forman parte de un estilo de vida—. No compramos productos por su utilidadContinue reading “‘Chocolate sin grasa’ de Slavoj Žižek”

‘Construcción de una nueva normalidad: Notas sobre un Chile pandémico’ de Nicol A. Barria-Asenjo

DOWNLOAD(.epub) Una reflexión marxista y lacaniana sobre la pandemia del Covid19 y los recientes acontecimientos mundiales, con particular énfasis en la escena chilena. El presente libro, más allá de ser un libro como tal, responde a un recurso y herramienta reflexiva que emerge desde la incertidumbre de los tiempos que nos corrompen. El recién terminadoContinue reading “‘Construcción de una nueva normalidad: Notas sobre un Chile pandémico’ de Nicol A. Barria-Asenjo”

‘Is it Still Possible to Be a Hegelian Today?’ by Slavoj Žižek

Video recording of a paper delivered by Žižek at the National Center for Contemporary Arts, European University in St. Petersburg, Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences on 21th August 2012 within the framework of the Summer educational program of the group «Chto delat’?»—What Is to Be Done?—a collective of Russian intellectuals andContinue reading “‘Is it Still Possible to Be a Hegelian Today?’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘What, if Anything, is an Atom?’ by Mladen Dolar

Paper delivered by Mladen Dolar at the National Center for Contemporary Arts, European University in St. Petersburg, Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences on 22th August 2012 within the framework of the Summer educational program of the group «Chto delat’?»—What Is to Be Done?—a collective of Russian intellectuals and artists united byContinue reading “‘What, if Anything, is an Atom?’ by Mladen Dolar”

‘The Spectator’s Malevol­ent Neut­ral­ity’ by Slavoj Žižek

Video recording of a paper delivered by Žižek titled The Spectator’s Malevol­ent Neut­ral­ity delivered at Theaterformen Festival, Brunswick, Germany on 8th June 2004. Slavoj Žižek is a Philosopher and psychoanalytic social theorist. He is Senior Researcher at the Department of Philosophy, University of Ljubljana; Professor at the School of Law and Director of the Institute for the HumanitiesContinue reading “‘The Spectator’s Malevol­ent Neut­ral­ity’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘Racial Enjoyments—What the Liberal Left Doesn’t Want to Hear’ by Slavoj Žižek

Video recording of a paper delivered by Žižek titled Racial Enjoyments—What the Liberal Left Doesn’t Want to Hear by Deutsches Haus and the Department of German at New York University at Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Film Center, New York on 9th November, 2016. Slavoj Žižek is a Philosopher and psychoanalytic social theorist. He is SeniorContinue reading “‘Racial Enjoyments—What the Liberal Left Doesn’t Want to Hear’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘The Sublime Object of Ideology’ by Slavoj Žižek | Unabridged Audiobook

DOWNLOAD(.mp3) Žižek’s first book is a provocative and original work looking at the question of human agency in a postmodern world. In a thrilling tour de force that made his name, he explores the ideological fantasies of wholeness and exclusion which make up human society. Slavoj Žižek is a Philosopher and psychoanalytic social theorist. He isContinue reading “‘The Sublime Object of Ideology’ by Slavoj Žižek | Unabridged Audiobook”

‘Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity’ by Judith Butler | Unabridged Audiobook

DOWNLOAD(.mp3) One of the most talked-about scholarly works of the past fifty years, Judith Butler’s Gender Trouble is as celebrated as it is controversial. Arguing that traditional feminism is wrong to look to a natural, ‘essential’ notion of the female, or indeed of sex or gender, Butler starts by questioning the category ‘woman’ and continuesContinue reading “‘Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity’ by Judith Butler | Unabridged Audiobook”

‘Home as Radical Evil’ by Slavoj Žižek

DOWNLOAD(.mkv) Video recording of a paper delivered by Žižek as part of a conference for the Architectural Association, School of Architecture in London on 23rd February, 1994. Žižek gave a talk that examines how modern evil through a multitude of variations on a single motive: Home is Radical Evil. The philosophical category of Home worksContinue reading “‘Home as Radical Evil’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity’ by Judith Butler

DOWNLOAD(.epub & .pdf) Since its publication in 1990, Gender Trouble has become one of the key works of contemporary feminist theory, and an essential work for anyone interested in the study of gender, queer theory, or the politics of sexuality in culture. This is the text where Judith Butler began to advance the ideas that would goContinue reading “‘Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity’ by Judith Butler”

‘The Dash—The Other Side of Absolute Knowing’ a Discussion by Slavoj Žižek, Rebecca Comay, and Frank Ruda

Video recording of a discussion between Slavoj Žižek, Rebecca Comay, and Frank Ruda by The Department of German, the Department of Comparative Literature, and Deutsches Haus at New York University, held on 23rd October, 2018, which revolved around Comay and Ruda’s book The Dash—The Other Side of Absolute Knowing . In The Dash—The Other SideContinue reading “‘The Dash—The Other Side of Absolute Knowing’ a Discussion by Slavoj Žižek, Rebecca Comay, and Frank Ruda”

‘Slavoj Žižek: The Reality of the Virtual’ by Ben Wright

DOWNLOAD(.mkv + .pdf booklet) In this tour de force filmed lecture, Žižek lucidly and compellingly reflects on belief – which takes him from Father Christmas to democracy – and on the various forms that belief takes, drawing on Lacanian categories of thought. In a radical dismissal of today’s so called post-political era, he mobilizes theContinue reading “‘Slavoj Žižek: The Reality of the Virtual’ by Ben Wright”

‘The Interaction With the Other in Hegel’ by Slavoj Žižek

Video and audio recordings of a paper delivered on the third day of the Masterclass on Hegel course by Slavoj Žižek titled The Interaction With the Other in Hegel at the European Graduate School, Saas-Fee, Switzerland in 2009. Slavoj Žižek is a Philosopher and psychoanalytic social theorist. He is Senior Researcher at the Department of Philosophy,Continue reading “‘The Interaction With the Other in Hegel’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘The Reflection of Life in Hegel’ by Slavoj Žižek

Video and audio recordings of a paper delivered on the second day of the Masterclass on Hegel course by Slavoj Žižek titled The Reflection of Life in Hegel at the European Graduate School, Saas-Fee, Switzerland in 2009. Slavoj Žižek is a Philosopher and psychoanalytic social theorist. He is Senior Researcher at the Department of Philosophy, UniversityContinue reading “‘The Reflection of Life in Hegel’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘Philosophy and Communism’ by Alain Badiou and Slavoj Žižek

Video recording of a paper delivered by Slavoj Žižek and accompanied by Alain Badiou titled Philosophy and Communism with an introduction by Josefina Ayerza on 15th October 2010 at a lacanian ink event, Jack Tilton Gallery in New York City, United States. Slavoj Žižek is a Philosopher and psychoanalytic social theorist. He is Senior Researcher atContinue reading “‘Philosophy and Communism’ by Alain Badiou and Slavoj Žižek”

Hegel hoy: Una filosofía para los tiempos del Otro

DOWNLOAD(.pdf & .epub) El presente libro reúne, por primera vez, a grandes filósofos de diferentes latitudes anglosajones, latinoamericanos y europeos para hacer una lectura actual sobre Hegel. La obra se ha estructurado en cuatro partes. En la primera, con los aportes de Robert Pippin, Catherine Malabou y Slavoj Žižek, se muestra el complejo tema históricoContinue reading “Hegel hoy: Una filosofía para los tiempos del Otro”

‘The Return to Hegel’ by Slavoj Žižek

DOWNLOAD(.mkv) Video and audio recordings of a paper delivered on the first day of the Masterclass on Hegel course by Slavoj Žižek titled The Return to Hegel at the European Graduate School, Saas-Fee, Switzerland in 2009 about the role of historical experience in Hegel’s thought, through references to Adorno, Marx, Lacan, etc. Slavoj Žižek is aContinue reading “‘The Return to Hegel’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘Being without Time: On Beckett’s Play Waiting for Godot’ by Günther Anders

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Günther Anders (1902–92) is undoubtedly one of the most interesting, ignored, oppositional, radical, and nearly forgotten philosophers of the twentieth century. Having grown up in Germany, Anders (whose real name was Stern) and his wife Hannah Arendt had to flee the country in 1933. Via Paris, now divorced, Anders came to the United States,Continue reading “‘Being without Time: On Beckett’s Play Waiting for Godot’ by Günther Anders”

‘Commandments in the Atomic Age’ by Günther Anders

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Günther Anders’s essay “Commandments in the Atomic Age” was first published as “Gebote des Atomzeitalters” in the July 14, 1957 edition of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. The original German text can be found at Texte und Thesen. In 1959, Günther Anders’s third wife Charlotte Zelka translated the “Gebote des Atomzeitalters” in English so Anders could send theContinue reading “‘Commandments in the Atomic Age’ by Günther Anders”

‘Prometheanism: Technology, Digital Culture and Human Obsolescence’ by Christopher John Müller

DOWNLOAD(.epub & .pdf) Although Günther Anders (1902-1992) is considered one of the most important philosophers of technology and although he spent many years exiled in the US, he received scant attention within the English-speaking world itself. Christopher John Müller’s comprehensive and sophisticated presentation and his nuanced translation of Anders’ crucial writing “On Promethean Shame” shouldContinue reading “‘Prometheanism: Technology, Digital Culture and Human Obsolescence’ by Christopher John Müller”

‘Thinking the Human’ by Slavoj Žižek

Video recordings of a paper delivered by Slavoj Žižek on 8th April 2019 as part of Thinking the Human, a two-week intensive course that took place from 6-17th May 2019 at Ridell Hall, Department of Religion and Culture Spring Institute (led by Dr. Jane Barter) at the University of Winnipeg as part of Spring AxworthyContinue reading “‘Thinking the Human’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘On Samuel Beckett’s Art of Abstraction’ by Slavoj Žižek

Video recording of a paper delivered by Slavoj Žižek titled On Samuel Beckett’s Art of Abstraction at The Scottish Centre for Continental Philosophy, University of Dundee, United Kingdom on 8th November 2018. Abstract The “empty” Cartesian subject is an abstraction: it emerges as the result of the process of abstraction, of self-withdrawal from its real-lifeContinue reading “‘On Samuel Beckett’s Art of Abstraction’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘On Agatha Christie and the Dawn of a Post-Capitalist Era’ by Slavoj Žižek

Agatha Christie’s 80th book, Passenger to Frankfurt—published in 1970 with the subtitle “an extravaganza,” one of the few of her works with no movie or TV adaptation—is a novel that “slides from the unlikely to the inconceivable and finally lands up in incomprehensible muddle. Prizes should be offered to readers who can explain the ending. ItContinue reading “‘On Agatha Christie and the Dawn of a Post-Capitalist Era’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘Personal Liberty and Collective Equality’ by Alain Badiou & Cornel West

Video recording of a paper delivered by Alain Badiou and accompanied by Cornel West titled Personal Liberty and Collective Equality at Princeton University, United States on 28th March 2006. Synopsis Badiou begins with a sketch of his concept of the “Event” which ruptures the existing “Situation” and results in a new situation wherein elements inContinue reading “‘Personal Liberty and Collective Equality’ by Alain Badiou & Cornel West”

‘Battle for the Soul: Inside the Democrats’ Campaigns to Defeat Trump’ by Edward-Isaac Dovere

DOWNLOAD An award-winning political journalist for The Atlantic tells the inside story of how the embattled Democratic party, seeking a direction for its future during the Trump years, successfully regained the White House. The 2020 presidential campaign was a defining moment for America. As Donald Trump and his nativist populism cowed the Republican Party intoContinue reading “‘Battle for the Soul: Inside the Democrats’ Campaigns to Defeat Trump’ by Edward-Isaac Dovere”

‘The Specter Is Still Roaming Around!’ by Slavoj Žižek

The first, automatic reaction of today’s enlightened liberal reader to The Communist Manifesto is: Is the text not simply wrong on many empirical accounts, with regard to the picture it gives of the social situation, as well as with regard to the revolutionary perspective it sustains and propagates? Was there ever a political manifesto that was more clearlyContinue reading “‘The Specter Is Still Roaming Around!’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘What Does it Mean to Be a Revolutionary Today?’ by Slavoj Žižek

Video and audio recordings of a paper delivered by Slavoj Žižek on the last day of the Marxism Festival, which took place from on 2-7th July 2009, located at Friends Meeting House, Euston Road, central London to an audience of over a thousand people gathered from all across the globe. The event happened at a time of oneContinue reading “‘What Does it Mean to Be a Revolutionary Today?’ by Slavoj Žižek”

Karl Marx in Friedrich Engels: ‘Komunistični manifest’

DOWNLOAD Komunistični manifest izpod avtorstva Karla Marxa in Friedricha Engelsa je prvič izšel v Londonu 21. februarja 1848 (v nemščini), izdala pa ga je skupina nemških političnih beguncev. V istem času je izšel v nemškem časopisu Deutsche Londoner Zeitung, ki je izhajal v Londonu. V angleščino ga je leta 1850 prevedla Helen Macfarlane. Med letomaContinue reading “Karl Marx in Friedrich Engels: ‘Komunistični manifest’”

Slavoj Žižek presents ‘On Practice and Contradiction’ by Mao Zedong

DOWNLOAD(.pdf, .epub) These early philosophical writings underpinned the Chinese revolutions, and Mao’s clarion call to insurrection has lost none of its ability to stir the blood and stimulate the mind. Drawing on a dizzying array of references from contemporary culture and politics, Slavoj Žižek’s introduction reaches unsettling conclusions about the place of Mao’s thought inContinue reading “Slavoj Žižek presents ‘On Practice and Contradiction’ by Mao Zedong”

‘The Relevance of the Communist Manifesto’ by Slavoj Žižek

DOWNLOAD(.epub, .pdf) No other Marxist text has come close to achieving the fame and influence of The Communist Manifesto. Translated into over 100 languages, this clarion call to the workers of the world radically shaped the events of the twentieth century. But what relevance does it have for us today? In this slim book Slavoj ŽižekContinue reading “‘The Relevance of the Communist Manifesto’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘Heaven in Disorder’ by Slavoj Žižek

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) “ There is great disorder under heaven; the situation is excellent. ”—Mao Zedong “One of the most innovative and exciting contemporary thinkers of the left.”—Times Literary Supplement “The thinker of choice for Europe’s young intellectual vanguard.”—Observer “Never ceases to dazzle.”—Daily Telegraph “Few thinkers illustrate the contradictions of contemporary capitalism better than Slavoj Žižek.”—New YorkContinue reading “‘Heaven in Disorder’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘The Ister’ (2004) by David Barison & Daniel Ross

DOWNLOAD(2x .mkv) The Ister is a 3000km journey to the heart of Europe, from the mouth of the Danube river at the Black Sea, to its source in the German Black Forest. The film is based on the work of the most influential and controversial philosopher of the 20th century, Martin Heidegger, who swore allegianceContinue reading “‘The Ister’ (2004) by David Barison & Daniel Ross”

‘Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus: Centenary Edition’ by Ludwig Wittgenstein

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) This renewed edition of the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, exactly a century after Wittgenstein’s release, presents the text in a hierarchical manner, “which is the way in which the book was composed and in which Wittgenstein arranged (selected and supplemented) the best of the philosophical remarks that he had been writing since 1913” (Peter Hacker). That tree-likeContinue reading “‘Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus: Centenary Edition’ by Ludwig Wittgenstein”

A Autobiografia do Pensamento: A Ciência da Lógica de Hegel / The Autobiography of Thought: Hegel’s Science of Logic

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Se a Ciência da Lógica deve ser lida como o lugar de uma inigualável exposição crítica das categorias da metafísica ocidental desde Parmênides, como um discurso ontológico do ser sobre si mesmo na sua totalidade, imanente ao mundo natural e ao mundo histórico, então a decisão do título do Colóquio (A Autobiografia do Pensamento)Continue reading “A Autobiografia do Pensamento: A Ciência da Lógica de Hegel / The Autobiography of Thought: Hegel’s Science of Logic”

‘Das Denken der Freiheit: Hegels Grundlinien der Philosophie des Rechts’ von Klaus Vieweg

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Ein großer Mann verdammt die Menschen dazu, ihn zu explizieren. G. W. F. Hegel Hegels Rechtsphilosophie gehört keineswegs auf den »Friedhof der vergessenen Bücher«, sondern liefert einen der entscheidenden Beiträge zum Verständnis der heutigen Zeit, den theoretisch gehaltvollsten Entwurf einer Philosophie des freien Handelns. Das Denken der Freiheit gibt die erste umfassende Interpretation desContinue reading “‘Das Denken der Freiheit: Hegels Grundlinien der Philosophie des Rechts’ von Klaus Vieweg”

‘The Idealism of Freedom: For a Hegelian Turn in Philosophy’ by Klaus Vieweg

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) In The Idealism of Freedom, Klaus Vieweg argues for a Hegelian turn in philosophy. Hegel’s idealism of freedom contains a number of epoch-making ideas that articulate a new understanding of freedom, which still shape contemporary philosophy. Hegel establishes a modern logic, as well as the idea of a social state. With his distinction between civilContinue reading “‘The Idealism of Freedom: For a Hegelian Turn in Philosophy’ by Klaus Vieweg”

‘Jacques Lacan: Psychoanalysis and the Subject of Literature’ by Jean-Michel Rabaté

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) The French theorist Lacan has always been called a ‘literary’ theoretician. Here is, for the first time, a complete study of his literary analyses and examples, with an account of the importance of literature in the building of his highly original system of thought. Rabate offers a systematic genealogy of Lacan’s theory of literature,Continue reading “‘Jacques Lacan: Psychoanalysis and the Subject of Literature’ by Jean-Michel Rabaté”

Karl Marx: Philosoph der Befreiung oder Theoretiker des Kapitals – zur Kritik der „neuen Marx-Lektüre“ von Karl Reitter

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Der Ausdruck „neue Marx-Lektüre“ wird von ihren ProtagonistInnen als positive Selbstbezeichnung verwendet. Vorgeblich soll es sich dabei um jene Marx-Rezeption handeln, die vorhergehende Irrtümer und Unzulänglichkeiten überwindet und den heutigen Standard einer niveauvollen Beschäftigung mit Marx darstellt. Im vorliegenden Band wird dieser Anspruch methodisch und inhaltlich in Frage gestellt. Der Klassengegensatz wird in derContinue reading “Karl Marx: Philosoph der Befreiung oder Theoretiker des Kapitals – zur Kritik der „neuen Marx-Lektüre“ von Karl Reitter”

‘A Crack In Everything: On Paradox’ by Slavoj Žižek, Sophie Allen & Hilary Lawson

Video recording of a discussion between Slavoj Žižek, Sophie Allen & Hilary Lawson titled Crack In Everything: On Paradox held at the British Institute of Art and Ideas’ annual philosophy and music festival HowTheLightGetsIn on 25th November 2019 hosted by Shahidha Bari. Once we assumed that reason and rationality would gradually uncover the truth. ButContinue reading “‘A Crack In Everything: On Paradox’ by Slavoj Žižek, Sophie Allen & Hilary Lawson”

‘Philosophy for Cynical Times’ An interview with Slavoj Žižek

Video recording of an interview with Slavoj Žižek recorded on 5th July 2021 at the British Institute of Art and Ideas, on topics from emancipation from ideology, to why liberals should be involved in anti-capitalist work, to navigating the most intensely political moment of our lifetime. Slavoj Žižek is a Philosopher and Psychoanalytic social theorist. HeContinue reading “‘Philosophy for Cynical Times’ An interview with Slavoj Žižek”

‘Return of the Living Dead’ by Slavoj Žižek

Let us begin with Antigone who, according to Lacan, irradiates a sublime beauty from the very moment she enters the domain between two deaths, between her symbolic and her actual death. What characterizes her innermost posture is precisely her insistence on a certain unconditional demand on which she is not prepared to give way: a properContinue reading “‘Return of the Living Dead’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘Hegel with Neuralink: Will our Immersion into Singularity Save Us from the Fall?’ by Slavoj Žižek

Video recording of a paper delivered by Žižek at the Film and Television Studies Program at University of Vermont, United States on 16th April 2019. Slavoj Žižek is a Philosopher and psychoanalytic social theorist. He is Senior Researcher at the Department of Philosophy, University of Ljubljana; Professor at the School of Law and Director of theContinue reading “‘Hegel with Neuralink: Will our Immersion into Singularity Save Us from the Fall?’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook’s Battle for Domination’ by Sheera Frenkel & Cecilia Kang

DOWNLOAD(.epub) “The ultimate takedown.” – New York Times Book Review Award-winning New York Times reporters Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang unveil the tech story of our times in a riveting, behind-the-scenes exposé that offers the definitive account of Facebook’s fall from grace. Frenkel and Kang take readers inside the complex court politics, alliances and rivalries withinContinue reading “‘An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook’s Battle for Domination’ by Sheera Frenkel & Cecilia Kang”

‘Subjects in the Ancient and Modern World: On Hegel’s Theory of Subjectivity’ by Allegra de Laurentiis

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Being a subject and being conscious of being one are different realities. According to Hegel, the difference is not only conceptual, but also influences people’s experience of the world and of one another. This book aims to explain some basic aspects of Hegel’s conception of subjectivity with particular regard to the difference he sawContinue reading “‘Subjects in the Ancient and Modern World: On Hegel’s Theory of Subjectivity’ by Allegra de Laurentiis”

‘Hegel’s Anthropology: Life, Psyche, and Second Nature’ by Allegra de Laurentiis

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) This book provides a critical analysis of Hegel’s Anthropology, a long-neglected treatise dedicated to the psyche, or “soul,” that bridges Hegel’s philosophy of organic nature with his philosophy of subjective spirit. Allegra de Laurentiis recuperates this overlooked text, guiding readers through its   essential arguments and ideas. She shows how Hegel conceives of the “sublation” of naturalContinue reading “‘Hegel’s Anthropology: Life, Psyche, and Second Nature’ by Allegra de Laurentiis”

‘The Legacy of the French Revolution’ by Slavoj Žižek

Philosopher Slavoj Žižek joined The Jacobin Show hosted by Jen Pan, Ariella Thornhill, and Paul Prescod of the British Jacobin Magazine on Bastille Day (14th July 2021) to discuss why the French Revolution still matters and how the Left today can embrace the the radical spirit of the Enlightenment. Slavoj Žižek is a Philosopher and psychoanalyticContinue reading “‘The Legacy of the French Revolution’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘Marxism and Modernism: An Historical Study of Lukács, Brecht, Benjamin, and Adorno’ by Eugene Lunn

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) “At a time when modernism and Marxism are both under attack as outmoded, Eugene Lunn’s rich and detailed study of the years of their most creative interaction reminds us of the still potent energies unleashed by each. We could ask for no more reliable and judicious guide through the complicated debates generated by theContinue reading “‘Marxism and Modernism: An Historical Study of Lukács, Brecht, Benjamin, and Adorno’ by Eugene Lunn”

‘The Philosophical Stage: Drama and Dialectic in Classical Athens’ by Joshua Billings

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) The Philosophical Stage offers an innovative approach to ancient Greek literature and thought that places drama at the heart of intellectual history. Drawing on evidence from tragedy and comedy, Joshua Billings shines new light on the development of early Greek philosophy, arguing that drama is our best source for understanding the intellectual culture of classicalContinue reading “‘The Philosophical Stage: Drama and Dialectic in Classical Athens’ by Joshua Billings”

‘The Shock of the Same: An Anti-Philosophy of Clichés’ by Tom Grimwood

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Since the birth of modernity, Western thought has been at war with clichés. The association of philosophical and cultural integrity with originality, and the corresponding need for invention and novelty, has been a distinct concern of a whole spectrum of ideas and movements, from Nietzsche’s polemics against the ‘herd’, the ‘shock of the new’Continue reading “‘The Shock of the Same: An Anti-Philosophy of Clichés’ by Tom Grimwood”

‘Acts of Literature’ by Jacques Derrida

DOWNLOAD(.pdf & .epub) Jacques Derrida (1930—2004) was one of the most influential figures in literary theory in the English-speaking world, yet much of his writing on literary texts and on the question of literature is not easily available in translation. Acts of Literature brings together for the first time a number of these works—on French, German,Continue reading “‘Acts of Literature’ by Jacques Derrida”

‘Love and Its Place in Nature: A Philosophical Interpretation of Freudian Psychoanalysis’ by Jonathan Lear

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) In this brilliant book, Jonathan Lear argues that Freud posits love as a basic force in nature, one that makes individuation―the condition for psychological health and development―possible. Love is active not just in the development of the individual but also in individual analysis and indeed in the development of psychoanalysis itself, says Lear. ExpandingContinue reading “‘Love and Its Place in Nature: A Philosophical Interpretation of Freudian Psychoanalysis’ by Jonathan Lear”

‘The Guillotine and the Terror’ by Daniel Arasse

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) ‘The guillotine is the ultimate expression of Law, and its flame is vengeance; it is not neutral, nor does it allow us to remain neutral. He who sees it shudders with an inexplicable dismay. All social questions achieve their finality around that blade. The scaffold is an image. It is not merely a lifelessContinue reading “‘The Guillotine and the Terror’ by Daniel Arasse”

‘Take a Closer Look’ by Daniel Arasse

DOWNLOAD(.pdf & .epub) What happens when we look at a painting? What do we think about? What do we imagine? How can we explain, even to ourselves, what we see or think we see? And how can art historians interpret with any seriousness what they observe? In six engaging, short narrative “fictions,” each richly illustratedContinue reading “‘Take a Closer Look’ by Daniel Arasse”

‘The Return and Other Stories’ by Andrey Platonov

DOWNLOAD(.epub) “Reading Platonov, one gets a sense of the relentless, implacable absurdity built into the language and with each…utterance, that absurdity deepens” —Joseph Brodsky People are on the move in all ten stories in this collection, coming home as in “The Return“, leaving home as in “Rubbish Wind“, travelling far away from their country asContinue reading “‘The Return and Other Stories’ by Andrey Platonov”

‘Soul and Other Stories’ by Andrey Platonov

DOWNLOAD(.epub) ‘For the mind, everything is in the future’ Platonov once wrote; ‘for the heart, everything is in the past’. The protagonist of Soul is a young man torn between these opposing desires, sent as a kind of missionary to bring the values of modern Russia to his childhood home town in Central Asia. InContinue reading “‘Soul and Other Stories’ by Andrey Platonov”