Sean O’Hagan interviews the “political provocateur and an absurdist prankster” for the Observer:
Despite, or perhaps because of, his iconoclasm, his tendency to contradict himself, and his general political incorrectness – which may, one suspects, be more mischievous than heartfelt – Žižek is to today what Jacques Derrida was to the 80s: the thinker of choice for Europe’s young intellectual vanguard… To witness Žižek in full flight is a wonderful and at times alarming experience, part philosophical tightrope-walk, part performance-art marathon, part intellectual roller-coaster ride…”
Read the full interview here.
Steven Poole praises Žižek’s new book Living in the End Times for the Guardian:
a compendium of long passages of fierce brilliance … Žižek is consistently penetrating.
The full article is available here.
Žižek will be headlining the London literature festival, Southbank Centre, London SE1 on 5 July, 7.30pm. For more information and to book tickets, see here.