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Non-Fiction Book Group: Mark Fisher’s Capitalist Realism

Non-Fiction Book Group: Mark Fisher's Capitalist Realism
Monday, 29th April, 2024    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
*Five Leaves Bookshop
14a Long Row, Nottingham, NG12DH
Tickets: £0.00
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Our non-fiction book group is open to all. Attend every meeting, occasionally or just once a lifetime. All we ask is that you read the book in advance and take part in the discussion. There’s a short introduction by a member of staff or a group regular or someone we know with a special interest in the book in question.

The best non-fiction either makes you completely re-think something you had always taken for granted or puts into words something that you have always felt instinctively but never been able to articulate.

Mark Fisher’s Capitalist Realism does both of those things. In less than a hundred pages he makes the case that it has become easier to imagine the end of the world than it is to imagine the end of capitalism. Fisher argues that a lack of alternatives to this system creates a sense of cynicism and political apathy. For him, this way of organising our society affects not only our economy but our culture, private lives and mental health. He makes his case not through classical literature or impenetrable political theory but rather by analysing popular culture.

Fisher’s work will appeal to anyone with a particular interest in philosophy, politics or cultural studies. But the liberating way in which he makes us reconsider the simplest things around us is applicable to anyone interested in the world and how we might go about changing it.

Our book groups – Fiction (monthly), Pagan (bi-monthly), Non-Fiction (roughly quarterly)

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