Blog Posts tagged mark fisher

Is it easier to end capitalism than to imagine the end of capitalism?

By Paul Watson on .

I think hard times are coming, when we will be wanting the voices of writers who can see alternatives to how we live now, and can see through our fear-stricken society and its obsessive technologies, to other ways of being. And even imagine some real grounds for hope. We will need writers who…

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Post-apocalyptic pastoral and post-industrial

By Paul Watson on .

I’ve lifted the term “post-apocalyptic pastoral” from a book review by Goodreads user Terry from Toronto who effectively seeded my reading list by citing Richard Jefferies’ After London: or, Wild England (1885), Edgar Pangborn’s Davy (1964), Richard Cowper’s The Road To Corlay (1978),…

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The Psychedelic Gothic in Acid Renaissance

By Paul Watson on .

In a recent blogpost Ellen Rogers wrote of her current Gnosis project: It’s taken me 4 years to try and articulate what this project is about, but I felt like I was repeatedly going back to square one… Until recently all I really knew was that I was blindly following a feeling that…

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Acid Renaissance: Albion’s True Standard Advanced

By Paul Watson on .

I have, of late, been wittering on about radical visions of the future. It started in November with No one dreams of England’s future any more, and then The Ghosts of Christmas Futures which was followed the next day by a bit of Twitter fun called The Collective Imagined Future England where…

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The Ghosts of Christmas Futures

By Paul Watson on .

2018 has been my most financially successful year as an artist, primarily due to my England's Dark Dreaming book (fewer than 75 copies left at time of writing!). However when I say my most financially successful year as an artist please don't even think that I’m anywhere near close to being…

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No one dreams of England’s future any more

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No one seems to dream of England’s future any more, just its imagined past. When the post-modernists proclaimed (again) “the end of history” what they should have been announcing, in England at least, was the end of the future. The Conservatives have consistently sold a dream of the…

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