The Politics of Surrealism
Against The Current vol. 143

Armstrong, Amanda
Date Written:  2009-11-01
Publisher:  Against The Current
Year Published:  2009
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13581

In the first notebook of his Grundrisse, composed in 1857, Marx predicted that the “romantic viewpoint” would “accompany [capitalism] as its legitimate antithesis up to its blessed end.” He believed that romanticism, with its celebration of the richness — real or imagined — of pre-capitalist life, would remain a perennial reaction to the reification of social life under capitalism.

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