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Counterfeit capital : poetic labor and revolutionary irony

Author: Jennifer Bajorek
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a comparative and interdisciplinary study exploring the unexpected yet essential relationship between irony and capital in the texts of Baudelaire and Marx. It argues for the renewed relevance of their work to contemporary thinking about the place of aesthetic and cultural experience in social and political life.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Electronic books
Named Person: Karl Marx; Charles Baudelaire; Charles Baudelaire
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Bajorek
ISBN: 9780804786805 0804786801
OCLC Number: 893925577
Description: 1 online resource (x, 144 pages)
Contents: Introduction: swindlers and prophets --
Animadversions (technics after capital) --
On language as such and on the language of capital --
Labor under technical conditions --
Tekhne and artificial life --
The capital-machine --
Poetics after capital --
Paris spleen (the irony of revolutionary power) --
Le langage des fleurs et des choses muettes --
Irony and textual history --
Towards a political interpretation of ironic vertigo --
Paris spleen as irony-machine --
Bourgeois glass --
Clock time (on accumulation and the coming injustice) --
Of false appearances and presents --
Marx's textual history (primitive accumulation) --
Some people have a lot more than others (accumulation proper) --
Phony francs (ethics of the counterfeit) --
"Dangerous like poetry in prose" --
Insert into blankness (of poetry and cultural memory) --
Poetry at the crossroads of magic and positivism --
Forget the usual motives --
Insert into blankness --
Benjamin's cookie.
Responsibility: Jennifer Bajorek.

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This is a comparative and interdisciplinary study exploring the unexpected yet essential relationship between irony and capital in the texts of Baudelaire and Marx. It argues for the renewed relevance of their work to contemporary thinking about the place of aesthetic and cultural experience in social and political life.

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