“Reality exists so we can speculate about it”: Zizek at the Central Library

One of the singular pleasures of living in Los Angeles is the sense that you have front row seats to the apocalypse. And who better to keep us company than Slavoj Zizek. Next Wednesday 10 September he “takes on the signal issue of violence and inverts our pre-conceived and popular notions about its causes” at the Central Library in conversation with Jack Miles.

To get you warmed up, a sample from The Guardian’s  amazing interview with Zizek from last month awaits you after the jump.

If you could edit your past, what would you change?

My birth. I agree with Sophocles: the greatest luck is not to have been born – but, as the joke goes on, very few people succeed in it.

If you could go back in time, where would you go?

To Germany in the early 19th century, to follow a university course by Hegel

How do you relax?

Listening again and again to Wagner.

How often do you have sex?

It depends what one means by sex. If it’s the usual masturbation with a living partner, I try not to have it at all.

One Reply to ““Reality exists so we can speculate about it”: Zizek at the Central Library”

  1. I would go, but that neighborhood’s too unsafe at night. J/k. I’d never heard of the guy before, but this does sound interesting.

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