COMPETITION: Win all of Žižek’s titles published by Verso plus a pair of tickets to a screening of The Pervert's Guide to Ideology!


To celebrate the release of The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology, we’re giving away a total of 14 Žižek books. You could win this entire Žižek library, including everything from his recent tome on dialectical materialism – Less Than Nothing – to Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Lacan: (But Were Afraid to Ask Hitchcock). Look at the books you can win here!

We are also giving away tickets to a screening of The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology for a special screening with a Q&A with the director Sophie Fiennes at the ICA in London on Saturday 5 October, 6pm. 

How it works:

There are just five questions, each relating to Žižek’s writings and films. The first person to email with all five correct answers will win the full Žižek backlist plus one pair of tickets to a screening of The Pervert's Guide to Ideology. We will also be offering four runner-up prizes of Žižek’s recently published Less Than Nothing and The Year of Dreaming Dangerously plus one pair of tickets to the screening of The Pervert's Guide to Ideology each.

The rules:

The competition is only open to residents of the UK. Entrants should email the correct answers to all five questions by Thursday 3 October 12pm to enquiries AT with 'PERVERT'S COMPETITION' and your name in the subject line otherwise they will not be counted. 

Please do not post the answers on Facebook, Twitter or anywhere else—entries accepted by email only. Any comments posting the answers will be deleted.


1. Which film does Žižek parody at the end of the trailer for ‘Pervert’s Guide to Ideology’?


2. In which of Žižek’s books does he describe Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life as ‘literally Kantian’, exhibiting a Kantian version of the sublime?


3. Which saint does Žižek, following Alain Badiou, call to be reappropriated for the radical tradition?


4. Which famous Lacanian concept does Žižek compare to Saul Kripke’s notion of the ‘rigid designator’?


5. Which Žižek book begins with the Persian expression War Nam Nihadan, and what does this expression mean?