Ghosts of My Life: Writings on Depression, Hauntology and Lost Futures by Mark Fisher

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Ghosts of My Life: Writings on Depression, Hauntology and Lost Futures Read Online Free - 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 Carre, Christopher Nolan, Joy Division, Burial and many others."

Title : Ghosts of My Life: Writings on Depression, Hauntology and Lost Futures
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ISBN : 1780992262
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 245 pages


Oliver rated it ★★★★☆

June 23, 2014

Having read Ghosts of My Life, I now know hauntology refers to the psychological state of being haunted by a future that, for one reason or another, never arrived in one of modernity's many vacant slots. It's a bit more complicated than that though, and if some Deleuzian theoretician cornered me...

Scriptor Ignotus rated it ★★★☆☆

December 16, 2017

A collection of essays on the "lost futures" of popular culture in the face of neoliberalism and capitalist realism. Not being a pop culture aficionado like Fisher, a lot of the music history went over my head. I learned more about the underground British experimental hip hop scene of the 1990s t...

Jonathan rated it ★★☆☆☆

May 24, 2014

A collection of blog posts and short essays from the past 10 years or so, loosely connected around the notion of "hauntology", which Fisher takes from Derrida's "Specters Of Marx" (although the word first appeared in Christine Brooke-Rose's "Amalgamemnon" in 1984). This contains some interesting...

Patrick rated it ★★★☆☆

November 04, 2014

I bought this after enjoying ‘Capitalist Realism’ and having followed the author’s blog (k-punk) on and off for a number of years. This is actually a compilation of writings published there and for other magazines and websites, and I think some of it was familiar to me, but there was nothing here...

Ian rated it ★★★★★

June 21, 2017

I bought this a while back, and sadly didn't get to it until Mark's death this year. I was an avid reader of his old blog (k-punk) for years, so the quality of the essays here don't surprise me at all, but as someone who hadn't had a chance to read his work in years at this point it was such a jo...

Tara rated it ★★★★☆

September 22, 2017

A powerful book and worth the time to read it. But it does feature essays that are too self standing for my liking. However there are resonant sentences about time, space and nostalgia to render the book of value. If you are interested in time and nostalgia, there are resonate sentences of value....

Maxwell rated it ★★★☆☆

January 14, 2018

Don't be fooled, this is just a reprint. The ghosts of Mark Fisher's life are actually blogs, mostly from his old k-punk journal, which you can read for free online. Or print out at the library. The only thing to recommend Blogs of My Life as a physical book, besides the nice teal cover, is the i...

Philipp rated it ★★★☆☆

March 15, 2016

It's clear to me that now the period from roughly 2003 to the present will be recognised - not in the far distant future, but very soon - as the worst period for (popular) culture since the 1950s. A collection of essays and interviews, mostly from k punk and Wired with a focus on UK electronic mus...

Esteban rated it ★★★☆☆

June 05, 2016

A diferencia de Capitalism realism, un libro algo desenfocado, en Ghosts of my life Fisher dirige su atención a un campo de fenómenos extremadamente extenso, pero bien declarado. Se enfoca en el peso en lo que ya no es y lo que todavía no; el correlato "hauntológico" al ser y no ser. El concepto...

Peter rated it ★★★☆☆

July 23, 2016

hm. on one hand, i think that this book has a valuable point in merging derrida's concept of hauntology with facets of contemporary music. this was something i found particularly valuable for what i am interested in studying (based on some of my academic research i spent with a professor.) on the...

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