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18 November 2012updated 12 Oct 2023 10:42am

Slavoj Žižek keeps socks in his kitchen

A tour of the Slovenian philosopher's unusual apartment.

By Caroline Crampton

Slavoj Žižek, Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic, gave a tour of his appartment to Astra Taylor for her 2005 documentary about him.

In it, he reveals that he has a picture of Stalin in his hallway to “get rid of people” and keeps all his clothes and bed linen in drawers by his stove in the kitchen.

Watch his tour:

“I am a narcissist. I keep everything,” he declares, showing the filmmaker his collection of periodicals he’s written in (we hope his work for the New Statesman is now in there somewhere) and copies of his books in translation.

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Enjoy.

(I also recommend, if you’ve got time, having a read of his recent essay on the politics of Batman.)

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