One of the most widely-read thinkers writing today, Slavoj Zizeks work can be both thrilling and perplexing in equal measure. Zizek: A Guide for the Perplexed is the most up-to-date guide available for readers struggling to master the ideas of this hugely influential thinker. Unpacking the philosophical references that fill Zizeks writings, the book explores his influences, including Lacan, Kant, Hegel and Marx. From there, a chapter on Reading Zizek guides the reader through the ways that he applies these core theoretical concepts in key texts like Tarrying With the Negative, The Ticklish Subject and The Parrallax View and in his books about popular culture like Looking Awry and Enjoy Your Symptom! Major secondary writings and films featuring Zizek are also covered.