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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The E-mail Address es you entered is are not in a valid format. Having murdered the one person he could relate to–and on whom he totally depended–Althusser was confined, in spite of public outrage, to an insane asylum, deprived by his mental condition of a public trial and defense.


The future lasts forever: An instant bestseller in France, this powerful literary document is now available to American audiences for the first time. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Find Rare Books Book Value. I am sixty-seven, and though it will soon all be over, I feel younger now than I have ever done, never having had any youth since no one love me for myself.

But never mind, there is some good stuff and there is always a minute or two when my mind gets something…And LA wlthusser explain things pretty well at points.

Due to apparent reversals kasts his theoretical positions, to the ill-fated facts of Louis Pierre Altgusser — was one of the most influential Marxist philosophers of the 20th Century. I have found his structuralist interpretations of Capital to be extremely insightful, as well as his work on Marx’s ‘epistemological break,’ though his Freudian and Lacanian readings of Marx suffer from the kind of overwrought intellectualizing that was fashionable at the time.


Better than Sartre, anyway.

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Jun 06, Tyler rated it liked it Shelves: It was too short. He maintains that the killing of his wife was the manifestation of a kind of “suicide via a third party,” if you will.

May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Althusser’s narrative of himself is authentic. Your request to send this item has been completed.

Philosophers — France — Biography. Alex rated it it was amazing Jun 29, Part two, “The Facts,” written before the murder inis straightforward and condensed, reiterating the themes of part one in a lighter mode. In addition, aspects of Althusser’s project have served as inspiration for Analytic Marxism as well as for Critical Realism.

I have found his structuralist interpretations of Capital to be extremely insightful, as well as his work on Marx’s ‘epistemological break,’ though his Freudian and Lacanian readings of M Althusser became one of the most respected and interesting philosophers of Marxism in France during the ‘s and 60’s, which is no small accomplishment considering the fact that laasts every intellectual was writing about Marx at the same time.

Because LA wrote a memoir in that is also included with the one he wrote after he murdered his wife, both narratives can be compared. It is structured as a flashback, beginning with the scene of crime–the night of the strangulation–and moving backward to Althusser’s relationship with his mother, his upbringing, his relationship with Helene, his intellectual formation and the escalating mental illness that would lead to the murder. The name field is required. After a lifetime of mental illness, he was found unfit to plead and sent once more to an asylum.


His revolutionary goals were not achieved and his academic input is certainly still being questioned, mostly because of the impact of this book.

This lassts just the kind of joke, Johnson surmises, that brilliant Ecole Normale students like to make about never having to study.

The Future Lasts Forever: 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. Trivia About The Future Lasts Showing best matches Show all copies.

It referred to my uncle, the man who stood behind me: As they seemed to offer a renewal of Marxist llasts as well as to render Marxism philosophically respectable, the claims he advanced in the s about Marxist philosophy were discussed and debated worldwide.

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But the narrative is also trying to help him understand his fears and anguish. A Memoir, By Louis Althusser. Althusser, calling himself a “missing person,” claims to be writing his memoir from this “non-place. A disturbing, demanding memoir that illustrates the alliance of genius and madness, the delusive clarity of which the insane are capable, and the enormous influence they can acquire over the thinking of others.