Slavoj Žižek wins 2017 Hemingway Prize for the adventure of thought from Italy

Slavoj Žižek wins 2017 Hemingway Prize or the adventure of thought sponsored by the city of Lignano. He is one of three others - the British author Zadie Smith for literature, the psychoanalyst Massimo Recalcati in the "Witness of our time" and the artist Nino Migliori for photography.

Žižek was described by the jury as one of the most thought-provoking philosophers in the world who stands out with his original critique of modern culture and economy.
The jurors highlighted his bibliography, countless articles and interviews, and the films Žižek! and The Pervert's Guide to Cinema.
The prize is named after US Nobel laureate Ernest Hemingway, who had strong ties to Friuli Venezia-Giulia and Veneto in Italy and briefly served on the Isonzo Front during WWI. It is awarded by Lignano in cooperation with Friuli Venezia-Giulia province and the book fair Pordenonelegge.


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