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Mark Fisher's Capitalist Realism to be published in Japan

The Japanese translation of the late writer and polemicist’s landmark tract goes public in February

Originally published in 2009 by Zero Books, Wire contributor Mark Fisher's Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative? analyses capitalist realism as a lived ideological framework. Translators Sebastian Breu and Ruri Kawanami spoke to Mark about its Japanese translation before his passing on 13 January 2017. The outcome of their work will be published next month by Tokyo publishing house Horinouchi Shuppan.

Meanwhile, back in the UK, Repeater Books (formally Zero Books) will be publishing a collection of writings from Mark’s online persona K-Punk; on 19 January, artist and theorist Kodwo Eshun is hosting a Mark Fisher Memorial Lecture at London Goldsmiths University, where he and Mark both taught Aural and Visual Cultures.