The Future Lasts Forever has ratings and 14 reviews. Abailart said: In the philosopher strangled his wife. After a lifetime of mental illness, h. BOOK REVIEW / The philosopher emperor who had no clothes: ‘The Future Lasts a Long Time’ – Louis Althusser; trs Richard Veasey: Chatto. In a curiously lucid and compelling narrative, Althusser (), a distinguished neo-Marxist French intellectual, explains his life.

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Open Preview See a Problem? Miseries and the struggle to make a life from them. What I feared above all was scheming women Please enter the message. In addition, his autobiography has been subject to much critical attention over the last decade.

Althusser, Louis, — Althusser, Louis. Althusser’s sense, since childhood, of his own nonexistence is at its core.

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Both narratives describe the people LA knew at the l’Ecole. Born inLouis Althusser was one of the most influential French thinkers of the post-war period.

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Marcelo Troysi rated it it was amazing Mar 22, It was my own personal way, albeit a rather strange one of feeling I was in control of the situation or rather in supreme control of a situation that was in fact beyond my con English View all editions and formats Rating: My mother’s love, directed through me to someone who was dead, made it impossible for me to exist in my own right.


The Future Lasts Forever: Lasrs writes buried alive. Translated by Richard Veasey. Many of the details I have to ignore – such as many references to names and lasrs around the Paris events – but the general thrust of his relationship with Marxism and theory is accessible.

But the narrative is also trying to help him understand his fears and anguish. Some features of WorldCat will not be available. View all subjects More like this Similar Items.

Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! On November 16,Louis Althusser, while massaging his wife’s neck, discovered he had strangled her.

There was futufe problem adding your email address. Althusser is a brilliant close reader of his given name:. Eric rated it really liked it Jun 21, This verdict preceded and preempted a trial. Jun 21, Leland Pitts-Gonzalez rated it it was amazing. Preview this item Preview this item. Most of this book is what he wrote the couple of years he was in a mental hospital after the murder. He’s doubtless right on target about students at the Ecole, but not about Althusser.

In addition, aspects of Althusser’s project have served as inspiration for Analytic Marxism as well as for Critical Realism.

The Future Lasts Forever: A Memoir

At present, Althusser’s philosophy as a whole is undergoing a althussser reevaluation by scholars who have benefited from the anthologization of hard-to-find and previously unpublished texts and who have begun to engage with the great mass of writings that remain in his archives.

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The Future Lasts Forever: A Memoir by Louis Althusser

The author of Reading Capital, For Marx, and many other books, he lived in Paris until his death in One senses the succor of intellectual labor for the author. The E-mail Address es field is required. Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private.

Should we listen to the madman who killed his wife, exaggerated his philosophical knowledge, suffered from dementia preacox and held shaky positions? The last section of “Future” comes to the conclusion that Helene’s death cannot be understood as the result of any one fact, be it objective or psychological, but was rather the overdetermined result of a web of contingent factors.

After a lifetime of mental illness, he was found unfit to plead and sent once more to an asylum. Paperbackpages.