The art of the ridiculous sublime : on David Lynch's Lost highway /
Slavoj Žižek.
Seattle, WA: Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities : University of Washington Press, c2000.
xiii, 48 p.
0295979259 (alk. paper)
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Seattle, WA: Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities : University of Washington Press, c2000.
0295979259 (alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Slavoj Zizek, a Senior Researcher at the Institute for Social Sciences of the University of Ljubljana. Marek Wieczorek is Assistant Professor of Modern Art History at the University of Washington, Seattle.
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The Art of the Ridiculous Sublime is first of all the detailed reading of David Lynch's The Lost Highway, based on the premises of Lacanian psychoanalysis. Lynch's unique universe of the "ridiculous sublime" is interpreted as a simultaneous playful staging and traversing of the fundamental ideological fantasies that sustain our late capitalist society.A master of reversals, Zizek invites the reader to reexamine with him easy assumptions, received opinion, and current critical trends, as well as pose tough questions about the ways in which we understand our world and culture. He offers provocative readings of Casablanca, Schindler's List, and Life Is Beautiful in the process of examining topics as diverse -- and as closely linked -- as ethics, politics, and cyberspace.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Ridiculous, Sublime Art of Slavoj Zizekp. viii
The Art of the Ridiculous Sublime: On David Lynch's Lost Highwayp. 3
The Inherent Transgressionp. 4
The Feminine Actp. 8
Fantasy Decomposedp. 13
The Three Scenesp. 18
Canned Hatredp. 23
Fathers, Fathers Everywherep. 28
The End of Psychologyp. 32
Cyberspace Between Perversion and Traumap. 36
The Future Anterieur in the History of Artp. 39
Constructing the Fundamental Fantasyp. 41
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