Matthew Sharpe. A Little Piece of the Real. London: Ashgate, 2003 [Book review]
journal contributionposted on 21.05.2017 by Geoff Boucher
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Slavoj Žižek is the most influential interdisciplinary thinker to have emerged in recent times. Yet despite the importance of his intervention into contemporary theory, reception of his work has so far been limited to some lucid introductions. Perhaps because of the astonishing breadth of knowledge displayed in Žižek’s writings, and the sometimes hermetic density of his style, many commentators have just rounded up the usual suspects – Laclau, Hegel, Lacan, then ethics and politics – and left it at that. But with the crucial preliminary reconnaissance of the terrain now well underway, the time has come for a deeper exploration of Žižek’s work