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Edited by Darren Ambrose and with a foreword by Simon Reynolds, this comprehensive collection brings together the very best work of acclaimed blogger, writer, publisher, political activist and lecturer Mark Fisher (aka k-punk) who died in 2017.
Covering the period 2004 – 2016, it includes some of the most incendiary and influential posts from his seminal blog k-punk, as well as a selection of his brilliantly insightful film, television and music reviews, together with his extraordinary writings on politics, activism, precarity, hauntology, mental health and popular modernism for numerous websites and magazines. Also included is his final unpublished k-punk post, the unfinished introduction to his planned book on “Acid Communism”, and a number of important interviews from the last decade.
Darren Ambrose is a freelance writer and editor from the North-East of England.
Mark Fisher (1968 – 2017) was a co-founder of Zero Books and, later, Repeater Books. His blog, k-punk, defined critical writing for a generation. He wrote three books, Capitalist Realism, Ghosts of My Life and The Weird and the Eerie, and was based at the Visual Cultures department at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Simon Reynolds is the author of Retromania and Rip It Up and Start Again.
“Mark Fisher’s k-punk blogs were required reading for a generation.”
“An essential guide to inventing a new world that makes sense for everyone.”
“Fisher is the most trusted navigator of these times out of joint.”
“A thrillingly creative critic.”
“A more interesting British writer has not appeared in this century.”
“A primer in how to write cultural criticism in the 21st century.”