20,000 Leagues under the Sea by Jules Verne

By Jules Verne

Jules Verne's vintage technology fiction tale Twenty Thousand Leagues below the ocean tells the good story of Captain Nemo and his submarine Nautilus. In 1866 a wierd and unknown sea monster is sighted through ships and an ocean liner is attacked. An day trip prepares in long island, to discover and wreck the menacing creature. The 20,000 of the name refers to an total distance traveled less than the ocean, instead of an very unlikely degree of descent.

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It is not the stuff from which official histories and history lessons are made, apologetic myths and images for popular consumption. This working class, this wretched, over-exploited populace several million strong, concentrated and very homogeneous in terms of its conditions of existence, its traditions and cultural references, its language, no longer exists except through its survivors and scattered traces. This is a unique paradox in contemporary history. The twentieth century is sadly rich in historical defeats, bloodbaths of the working class: from Germany in 1933 to Chile in 1973, not forgetting Spain in 1938 and Poland in 1981.

Where these narratives seem to leave too much implicit, we have supplemented them with historical notes. In a general way, these stories seem to bring out a number of salient elements: the commitment of Jewish revolutionaries from Eastern, Central and Southern Europe that finds expression here is a nomadic one. From Poland to France, from France to Spain, from Spain to the USSR … an atlas is needed to follow their wanderings and the succession of their struggles. This is because the world from which they came, the European ‘East’, was in the early twentieth century a turbulent volcano, a social and political powder keg, a world that was constantly rumbling and moving.

In 1983, a book whose guiding thread was basically the notion of ‘terrorist’ history (to refer here to Kojève); whose collective characters were revolutionary parties, mass organizations, workers’ councils; whose striking scenes were workers’ insurrections, civil wars, movements of armed struggle, still spoke a language intelligible to a section of its potential readership, and described events whose experience was capable of arousing empathy. Since this time, a dense layer of ash (ideological, discursive, as you prefer) has covered up the systems of self-evidence or connivance that this book appeals to in the very way it is written.

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