The living dead of obsessive habit

From Slavoj Žižek’s The Plague of Fantasies pg 113:

Within the domain of psychoanalysis, the compulsive neurotic provides an exemplary case of the reversal of the relationship between life and death: what he experiences as the threat of death, what he escapes from into his fixed compulsive rituals, is ultimately life itself, since the only endurable life for him is that of a ‘living dead’, the live of a disavowed mortified desire.

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