From october books looking awry an introduction to jacques lacan through popular culture by slavoj iek 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 . Looking awry the title of slavoj zizeks introduction of jacques lacan is also a method of indirectly approaching lacans work through critiques of popular fiction and film theory of the films of alfred hitchcock and a few films by other directors who worked for the most part in film noir of black and white films. Review looking awry an introduction to jacques lacan through popular culture user review murdoch jennings goodreads a somewhat complex introduction if one is not familiar with the texts films used to elucidate lacanian psychoanalytic theory. Slavoj zizek a leading intellectual in the new social movements of eastern europe provides a virtuoso reading of the psycholanalytic theory of jacques lacan through the works of contemporary popular culture from horror fiction and detective thrillers to popular romances and hitchcock films. He approaches lacan through the motifs and works of contemporary popular culture from hitchcocks vertigo to stephen kings pet sematary from mcculloughs an indecent obsession to romeros return of the living dead a strategy of looking awry that recalls the exhilarating and vital experience of lacanzizek discovers fundamental lacanian
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