Without question Slavoj Žižek is one of today’s most important thinkers, and The Parallax View (2006) may be his most challenging and provocative work. He has himself described it as his magnum opus.

In previous works, Žižek has written – with humour, lucidity, and extraordinary erudition – on St. Paul, Lenin, globalization, postmodern multiculturalism, fundamentalism, tolerance, political correctness, film, and subjectivity. He is both a psychoanalyst and a dialectical materialist philosopher, and is best known for interpreting contemporary culture in light of the psychoanalytic theory of Jacques Lacan. As is well-known, Lacan changed the course of psychoanalysis by supplementing Freud’s emphasis on …

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Wood, Kelsey. "The Parallax View". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 09 October 2007
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