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Counterfeit Capital: Poetic Labor and Revolutionary Irony

Jennifer Bajorek


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, and articulates their poetic and philosophical innovations with their political statements. Through readings of Baudelaire's poetry and prose and Marx's Capital, this book illuminates their ongoing contribution to our understanding of themes and topics at the forefront of cont ... More

Keywords: irony, capital, Baudelaire, Marx, cultural experience, philosophical innovations, new technologies, human action, transformation, community

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780804758246
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804758246.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jennifer Bajorek, author