Eclipse and re-emergence of the communist movement - Gilles Dauvé and François Martin

France, 1968.
France, 1968.

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'.

Submitted by libcom on March 20, 2005

Original edition published by Black and Red, Detroit 1974.
Revised edition published in 2014.

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Steven.

14 years 7 months ago

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Submitted by Steven. on October 29, 2009

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.

Enjoy!

Spassmaschine

14 years 7 months ago

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Submitted by Spassmaschine on October 30, 2009

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.

Red Marriott

14 years 7 months ago

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Submitted by Red Marriott on October 30, 2009

Foreword fixed.

lurdan

14 years 7 months ago

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Submitted by lurdan on October 31, 2009

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.

Steven.

14 years 7 months ago

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Submitted by Steven. on October 31, 2009

Cheers guys.

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.

Red Marriott

14 years 6 months ago

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Submitted by Red Marriott on October 31, 2009

Fixed.

sabot

9 years 4 months ago

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Submitted by sabot on January 28, 2015

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Craftwork

8 years 3 months ago

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Submitted by Craftwork on February 1, 2016

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.

ocelot

8 years 3 months ago

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Submitted by ocelot on February 2, 2016

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.

Spassmaschine

8 years 3 months ago

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Submitted by Spassmaschine on February 2, 2016

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

ocelot

8 years 3 months ago

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Submitted by ocelot on February 2, 2016

Hmm. My memory is clearly faulty on the inclusion of Pankhurst in the Appendix (or elsewhere in Eclipse). Mystery.

Craftwork

8 years ago

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Submitted by Craftwork on May 8, 2016

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.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/dpvboc7zkukq5jf/Dauv%C3%A9%20with%20Martin%20-%20Eclipse%20and%20Re-emergence.pdf?n=396505654

Spikymike

7 years 12 months ago

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Submitted by Spikymike on May 30, 2016

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).

Juan Conatz

4 years 12 months ago

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Submitted by Juan Conatz on May 30, 2019

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.

https://soundcloud.com/swampsidechats/high-theory-2-eclipse-and-re-emergence-of-the-communist-movement?in=swampsidechats/sets/high-theory