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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As he writes in the latter work, “hallucinations are facts” for those who experience them. Doubtless it also said yes oui a little too readily on my behalf, and I rebelled against this ‘yes,’ which corresponded to my mother’s desire rather than to mine.

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. Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript.

Will rated it liked it Aug 07, Please enter recipient e-mail address es. This autobiography gives his side of things. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study.

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For example, I once replied to a young woman who wrote declaring her love, which I had been aware of for some time: Don’t have an account? By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.


Similar Items Related Subjects: Translated by Richard Veasey. He’s doubtless right on target about students at the Ecole, but not about Althusser.

They seem to confirm Woody Allen’s pronouncement that any tale can be either a comedy or a tragedy based on the tone with which it is told. This is why though all narratives of self are ultimately self serving, LA post murder narrative is not so different in content.

The future lasts forever : a memoir

Many of the details I have to ignore – such as many references to names and publications around the Paris events – but the general thrust of his relationship with Marxism and theory is accessible. I think the post murder narrative is more fluid and coherent. 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.

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 by Althusser, Louis

Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: Please provide an email address. Your list has reached the maximum number of items. Written four years after the murder of his wife, Althusser goes on to reflect on the factors that led to him doing it, though he encourage readers to “judge the results for themselves” since he writes the book for his own use, since he realized he was damned either way as a criminal or a paranoid schizophrenic. It referred to my uncle, the man who stood behind me: Due to apparent reversals in his theoretical positions, to the ill-fated facts of his life, and to the historical fortunes of Marxism in the late twentieth century, this intense interest in Althusser’s reading of Marx did not survive the s.


Lastw author of Reading Capital, For Marx, and many other books, he lived in Paris until his death in This volume actually contains lastts autobiographical writings by Althusser written several years apart, between which the philosopher strangled his wife to death in a bout of madness.

Their editors’ forward, like the introduction to a very good mystery althysser, frames what follows with a statement of the basic facts and with provocative questions for the reader: This is the book that is a very honest account of these miseries. Reminiscent to many readers of Strindberg’s Diary of a Madman, Althusser’s book is clearly an explanation designed to persuade the world, and perhaps himself, of his innocence.

Due to apparent reversals in his theoretical positions, to the ill-fated facts of Louis Pierre Althusser — was one of the most influential Marxist philosophers of the 20th Century. Yes, the future lasts a long time. First Thus 1st Printing.