Grim Thoughts and Gallows Humor in Eugene Thacker's 'Cosmic Pessimism'

Grim Thoughts and Gallows Humor in Eugene Thacker's 'Cosmic Pessimism'

By Jon Morris

Chuckle if you want, but these are good times for grim thoughts, and some of the best and freshest writing is coming from Eugene Thacker. 30 Jul 2015 // 7:00 AM

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