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The Shortest Shadow by Alenka Zupančič
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Jul 15, 10

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Read from July 07 to 15, 2010 — I own a copy

I enjoyed this because I love Nietzsche and have a weakness for Lacanian terminology (though not necessarily the correlative concepts). That being said, Zupancic's work is not too original or interesting. I sort of hate to make such an easy comparison, but she's like Zizek-lite: on page 68 she even repeats his argument about decaffeinated coffee & nonalcoholic beer nearly verbatim (an argument he makes in like every other book...note to self: never mention decaffeinated coffee around a Lacanian) and the reference to Bret Easton Ellis was also very Zizekian.
Overall, if you love Nietzsche and Lacan and wonder why they never get a sustained treatment together, then this book is for you. If you're looking for a superior philosophical work, then go read Z's "Sublime Object of Ideology" or "The Ticklish Subject".

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