Ghosts of My Life: Writings on Depression, Hauntology and Lost Futures (Paperback)

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I cannot overstate how much I want you to read this. This book is the most important, revelatory thing I have read in recent memory (maybe ever?) These essays - ranging in scope from Joy Division to nostalgia television to the Jimmy Saville scandal - helped me make sense of the present moment, and articulated what I had been thinking about for years without ever being able to articulate it myself. Fisher, who committed suicide early in 2017, was the public intellectual we needed, and his loss is horrifying.

— Madeleine

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'A must read for modernists, and for anyone who misses the future.' Bob Stanley, musician, journalist, author, and film producer This collection of writings by Mark Fisher, author of the acclaimed Capitalist Realism, argues that we are haunted by futures that failed to happen. Fisher searches for the traces of these lost futures in the work of David Peace, John Le Carr , Christopher Nolan, Joy Division, Burial and many others.

About the Author


Mark Fisher is highly respected both as a music writer and a theorist. He writes regularly for The Wire, frieze, New Statesman, and Sight & Sound.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781780992266
ISBN-10: 1780992262
Publisher: Zero Books
Publication Date: May 30th, 2014
Pages: 245
Language: English