By Jennifer Bajorek

Counterfeit Capital is a comparative and interdisciplinary examine exploring the unforeseen but crucial courting among irony and capital within the texts of Baudelaire and Marx. It argues for the renewed relevance in their paintings to modern pondering where of aesthetic and cultural event in social and political existence and articulates their poetic and philosophical options with their political statements in new and strong methods. via readings of Baudelaire's poetry and prose and Marx's Capital, this booklet illuminates their ongoing contribution to our realizing of subject matters and themes on the vanguard of up to date theoretical debate, together with the consequences of latest applied sciences at the technique of human motion and transformation and the customers for group and reminiscence lower than capitalism. This e-book additionally revisits Walter Benjamin's interpretations of the thinker and the poet. Rereading Baudelaire and Marx including the unplumbed classes of Benjamin's interpretations, it contributes to a growing to be physique of interdisciplinary scholarship at the political dimensions and results of language and to the present rethinking, in Marxist and post-Marxist concept, of conceptions of political time and agency.

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