Žižek has a new book on Hegel: Less Than Nothing. And I ordered it! Finally! I say that kinda like someone who has read everything by Žižek and has been thirsty for more, but that’s not really true. There’s plenty of his stuff that I haven’t read. (Most of his stuff, actually.) But this one is, like, different from his other stuff, man.
“A lot of what I write is blah, blah, bullshit, a diversion from the 700-page book on Hegel I should be writing.”
– “A life in writing: Slavoj Žižek” @ the guardian
And another quote:
And on Saturday, I propose to go into Hegel, the limits of Hegel, again, with a detailed new analysis. Because you know, enemies of the people claim I am just bluffing – “that big book of Hegel, ‘haha,’ I will never write it” – Fuck you. I have it. 800 pages.
– “The Idea of Communism and Its Actuality” Masterclass @ Birckbeck Institute for the Humanities
So… there you go. He has it. 800 pages. (Reviews on Amazon indicate it’s more than that, actually.)