Here are two versions of basically the same tribute to my departed friend Mark Fisher, who took his own life in January.
There are two versions, a very long and a quite long one.
The first is my own very very long tribute. It is as much as anything about me and my thoughts, obviously – as it is basically a kind of intellectual history of Marks’ own conceptual journey and my personal and political relationship to it. If you have been dying to find out exactly what I thought of the CCRU in the early 2000s, then this is for you. If not then maybe don’t bother. To be fair if you are interested in a very detailed account of Mark’s intellectual and political development then I think , I hope, you will find this genuinely useful.
Here it is in a pdf: My Friend Mark
The second is a rather shorter edited version, which is posted along with a number of other tributes on the LARB website HERE
The eulogies from Mark’s memorial service (including an Acid Communist translation of the Internationale) are HERE