Slavoj Žižek – Signs from the Future

Žižek has another new book coming out this autumn. There is an excerpt available here. Compared to Less than Nothing it’s a mere pamphlet at 128 pages. Entitled The Year of Dreaming Dangerously, it’s published by Verso.

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3 Responses to Slavoj Žižek – Signs from the Future

  1. Clare O'Farrell says:

    Thanks Stuart! footnote 3 of this extract is a classic:
    [3] With all respect for Marcel Proust’s genius, when one reads about his way of life – spending most of the day in half-darkened room, sleeping long, depending on his servant – it is difficult to resist the pleasure of imagining him being condemned by a workers’ regime to a years or so of re-education camp, where he would be forced to get up at 5 AM, wash in cold water, and then, after a meager breakfast, work most of the day digging up and transporting earth, with the evenings filled up with singing political sings and writing confessions…

  2. The Global Perambulator says:

    Very nice. Apocalypse as obfuscation. Forget the future and focus on the immanent. A very good message for the left. Or, as the late Gore Vidal advised: “Keep your powder dry.”

  3. Ross Wolfe says:

    On this subject, you might be interested in article I wrote, “Memories of the Future,” on a time when there actually was still a future. Engages with a number of recent writings on the subject by Franco “Bifo” Berardi, Slavoj Žižek, T.J. Clark, Owen Hatherley, Chris Cutrone, Max Ajl, Asad Haider, Salar Mohandesi, Ben Lear, and Malcolm Harris, which have been published by AK Press, Zero Books, Jacobin, New Left Review, and others. In case any readers might want to check it out.

    Feel free to cross-post in its entirety if you’d like.

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