The Collected Jokes of Slavoj Žižek
In his book The Collected Jokes of Slavoj Žižek, Norwegian artist Audun Mortensen has collected every joke cited or paraphrased by the Slovenian philosopher in his English books, from The Sublime Object of Ideology (1989) to Living in the End Times (2010). In Mortensen’s Wikipedia page it states that Mortensen describes his project as “an alternative doctoral work”. The book was recommended by the Guardian.
Mortensen printed a single copy of the work in coffee-table format in April 2011. The expanded version is published by Flamme Forlag in an edition of few hunderes copies, accompanied by an afterword by Momus.
[In this book] we see the charming playfulness of the great masters of philosophy, and perhaps begin to recognise philosophy itself, at its highest, lightest level, as something akin to laughter and joking; ‘the smile of the gods’ … It is as if the joke has become for Žižek what algebra is for his old ally and rival Badiou: the most concise way Žižek knows to sum up a universal situational shape. – Momus
The soft cover edition