Social media is reacting to the death yesterday of MARK FISHER.
Under the handle kpunk, he was one of the most respected voices in the early years of the philosophy blogosphere. As a writer he was truly gifted. Many were greatly moved by his Capitalist Realism and the even more confessional Ghosts of My Life. Both were published by Zero Books, where he was part of a powerful editorial team (my first three or so books with Zero were a direct result of Mark’s mediation).
Mark’s sincerity, enthusiasm, and heart-on-his-sleeve demeanor were the secret to his human appeal. He could be disarmingly open about the things that interested or bothered him, yet somehow without ever crossing the lines of discretion. Such personalities often summon the cruelty of others; may the latter be cursed.
k-punk archives HERE.