A book by François Martin and "Jean Barrot" (aka Gilles Dauvé), influential since the 1970s among the English-speaking ultra-left. The themes include the refusal of work, the legacy of left communism/the ultra-left, and a restatement of revolution, as not merely a singular event, but the unleashing of a dynamic – 'communisation'.
Original edition published by Black and Red, Detroit 1974.
Revised edition published in 2014.
Just a quick bump because
Just a quick bump because I've gone through and tidied this up, added nice formatting, some pictures, done all the footnotes properly added interlinking and some additional footnotes with useful information. And this is one of our most popular texts.
nice work, Steven., although
nice work, Steven., although there seems to be an input format problem on the foreword so the bbcode hasn't worked. No edit button to fix it either. The other pages seem fine.
Just a minor point - this
Just a minor point - this isn't the original 1974 Black and Red version as stated above but the 1997 version published by Antagonism. For this new edition Gilles Dauvé wrote a new introduction, dropped most of the short appendices that were in the Black and Red edition and re-wrote parts of those of the main articles and the surviving appendix which he had originally written (I think only the François Martin article is unchanged). Oh and he put his own name on it rather than the pen name 'Jean Barrot' - not an insignificant change, reflecting the fact that Gilles Dauvé doesn't agree with everything 'Jean Barrot' wrote or with the way he put things. Overall the changes are reasonably substantial.
FWIW the original version is online here.
Cheers guys. Lurdan, you can
Lurdan, you can correct the error if you can see an "edit" link above this article, then you can make the change yourself and an editor will approve it.
If you don't get a chance though then I will fix it when I can.
hmm - looks like I can edit
hmm - looks like I can edit the body of the text but not the 'cover' page so I'm afraid it's up to someone else.
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Is it possible to update this
Is it possible to update this entire thing? The current edition is published by PM Press as part of their 'Revolutionary Pocketbooks' series, and all of the essays have been re-written. I have a copy of the book, so can work on write-up, if that helps.
Sadly it appears the John
Sadly it appears the John Gray geocities site is no more. Does anyone have a lead on an online source of the 1974 edition? I seem to recall the original appendix that is now "Pannekoek and Bordiga" originally included all three of the main targets of "infantile disorder" - i.e. including Sylvia Pankhurst as well. But my memory is hazy as it's from the late 80s, so I'd like to verify that recollection.
Ocelot, the original appendix
Ocelot, the original appendix is here: https://libcom.org/library/notes-trotsky-pannekoek-bordiga-gilles-dauv%C3%A9
and the entire 1974 edition is here: https://web.archive.org/web/20080408160545/http://www.skatta.demon.co.uk/eclipse/eclipstc.htm
Hmm. My memory is clearly
Hmm. My memory is clearly faulty on the inclusion of Pankhurst in the Appendix (or elsewhere in Eclipse). Mystery.
Here's the PDF for the newest
Here's the PDF for the newest (PM Press) edition, note how everything has been re-written/updated. This is shared for educational/informational purposes only.
The updated and revised
The updated and revised edition of the Dauve and Martin title by PM press with it's useful 'Postlude' comments and added footnotes is well worth re-reading even if people have read earlier editions or some of the individually published sections (as with the Value,Time, Communism one referenced above that includes some critical comments).
Swampside Chats and Antifada
Swampside Chats and Antifada Podcast just did a thing on this. It's been a long time since I've read it, might have to return to it.