By John O'Farrell
'Sometimes you listen humans say "Oh I had a nightmare trip at the tube" and also you take into account that their go back and forth domestic at the London Underground was once extra disagreeable than ordinary. We don't take the note 'nightmare' to intend that during the center of a packed carriage they actually realised that they have been donning their pyjamas after which felt their enamel crumbling as their early life maths instructor stood ahead of them pointing and giggling, simply it wasn't precisely the Tube since it was once additionally the kitchen.'
A Tube educate is caught underground as the economic system above has collapsed. How has this occurred and the way will the passengers get out? Will they must holiday the principles of Underground etiquette and really converse to one another? In John O'Farrell's caustically humorous brief tale, not anything is certain.
The urban is full of tales. In twelve books, twelve writers inform their stories of London lifestyles, every one encouraged by means of a special Underground line. a few are own, a few are polemical; each one is unique.
John O'Farrell, writer of The guy Who Forgot His Wife, An totally neutral heritage of Britain and Things Can merely Get Better, turns his comedic genius to the matter of capitalism, encapsulated in a Tube teach choked with passengers caught underground – a part of a sequence of twelve books tied to the twelve traces of the London Underground, as TfL celebrates a hundred and fifty years of the Tube with Penguin.
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The doctor asks her to explain. "Well, yes, don't you understand, doctor? I went to a cafe and I asked, for example, is there something for Rene? " h's the first time he asks a question. Up to that point, she was speaking about the metro, Hiroshima, Vietnam, of the effect all that had on her body, the need to cry about it. But the doctor only asks: "Wait, wait, 'Rene . . " Rene-someone who is reborn (re-ne) ? The renaissance? " The doctor gets his bearings: at last he's on track. And he gets her to talk about her mother and father.
What has been called into question here is not one isolated system, but rather the whole dynamic of social mechanisms, whether related to desire or to revolutionary struggle or to science 64 / or to industry. And since this whole dynamic is at stake, it will have to develop its own new models, its social groups, and various agreed-upon expressions. We might ask whether the discourse of the military, of politicians, of scientists isn't really a kind of anti production, a labor of repression on the level of discourse, which has as its goal to stop this labor of questioning.
We can even speak of a kind of para phrenization of military language, or, at the present moment, of the language of political militants. But we ought to generalize. Groups like psychiatrists, psychoanalysts, and researchers resort to a language that demands the closure of representation. To the point where everything excessive in the production of desiring machines (the production of the unconscious) is always reduced to limiting and exclusionary syntheses, with a perennial return to dualistic categories and a constant separating of levels.