Slavoj Žižek, philosopher and psychoanalyst, heads the International Center of Humanities at Birkbeck College. His numerous books, translated into more than thirty languages, include The Parallax View and Lacan: The Silent Partners.
Simon Critchley is Hans Jonas Professor at the New School for Social Research, and a part-time professor of philosophy at Tilburg University in the Netherlands. His many books include Infinitely Demanding, Ethics-Politics-Subjectivity and The Book of Dead Philosophers.
Essentially Zizek provides a lot of examples and pithy observations about Lacan's central concepts without actually giving any sort of a real definition of what these concepts are. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
Excellent introduction to Lacan's theory of subjectivity.Published 9 months ago by Christian Magelssen
It seems that Zizek writes down ideas in books faster than he can think through these ideas. Someone wrote "Zizek's HOW TO READ LACAN is an insightful introduction to realities... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Bora Fora
This book is one in a series of, How to Read . . . "great thinkers and writers" produced by the New School of Social Research. Read morePublished on December 19, 2012 by Mitchell Rhodes
Zizek is such a sui generis intellectual that it is inevitable that any "How to read" manual will be tainted by his worldview. Read morePublished on July 30, 2012 by Juan-Pablo Caceres
This is not a book on how to read Lacan. But this short volume provides a good introduction to Zizek's writings. Read morePublished on March 26, 2012 by Etienne ROLLAND-PIEGUE
I find Lacan's own writings about "theory" irritating and impenetrable, as do many others (although there are fans who maintain that the barriers are worth penetrating). Read morePublished on June 15, 2010 by Louis Berger