Ghosts Of My Life

Ghosts of my life cover

Ghosts Of My Life out May 2014 on Zer0 books.

Cover photograph by Chris Heppell and illustrations by Laura Oldfield Ford.


‘After the brilliance of Capitalist Realism, Ghosts Of My Life confirms Mark Fisher’s role as our greatest and most trusted navigator of these times out of joint, through all their frissons and ruptures, among all their apparitions and spectres, past, present and future.’ – David Peace, author of the Red Riding Quartet and Red or Dead

‘A must read for modernists, and for anyone who misses the future. This is the first book to really make sense of the fog of ideas that have been tagged as “hauntology”. Ghosts Of My Life is enjoyable, progressive and exciting.’ – Bob Stanley, author of Yeah Yeah Yeah: The Story of Modern Pop and member of Saint Etienne

‘No one writes as achingly well about our slow death by capitalism as Mark Fisher. Like the best of popular culture, he makes depression seductive–we find ourselves lost in a liberating hopelessness. Yet he turns this very liberation into a grimace of possibility, of a desire that exceeds the melancholia of left acquiescence to capitalist realism.’
Jodi Dean, author of The Communist Horizon

Ghosts Of My Life confirms that Mark Fisher is our most penetrating explorer of the connections between pop culture, politics, and personal life under the affective regime of digital capitalism. The most admirable qualities of Fisher’s work are its lucidity, reflecting the urgency of his commitment to communicating ideas; his high expectations of popular art’s power to challenge, enlighten, and heal; and his adamant refusal to settle for less.’ – Simon Reynolds, author of Retromania and Rip It Up and Start Again

‘Mark Fisher reads the contemporary world like no other analyst of its miseries and madness and mores. He is driven by anger but, miraculously, he never forgets to celebrate, when that reaction is apposite. I find his work exhilarating, fascinating, deeply engaging and, not least, utterly vital; this world we have made for ourselves would be a lesser place without it.’ – Niall Griffiths, author of Grits and Sheepshagger