The literary proletarian of Leipzig, who fabricates books under the direction of his publisher, is a productive labourer, for his product is from the outset subsumed under capital, and comes into being only for the purpose of increasing that capital. Milton produced his Paradise Lost for the same reason that a silk-worm produces silk. It was an activity of his nature. Later, he sold the product for five pounds.
[Marx, Theories of Surplus Value]
I’m A.M. Gittlitz and this my personal blog. My writing focuses on counter-culture, radical politics, and punk rock. I am a frequent contributor to The New Inquiry and Shareable. Thanks for stopping by!