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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 motive is uncertain, but about Althusser’s depressions there’s no confusion: In all honesty, I find his work to be of rather mixed value. This autobiography gives his side of things. LA tye suffers and many times met the criteria for involuntary treatment, though he always says he wanted to go.

Will rated it liked it Aug 07, I have found foreverr structuralist interpretations of Capital to be extremely insightful, as futkre 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 practically every intellectual was writing about Marx at the same time.

He is a provocative, colorful person who has bouts of depression and at times a contentious relationship with his eventual victim, his wife.

The Future Lasts Forever by Althusser, Louis

Miseries and the struggle to make a life from them. Until he killed her, which he doesn’t deny. Some of Althusser’s complaints about his parents and upbringing just seem like so much ugly self-pity. He was a kind, humble, melancholic man who spent his life toiling for revolution and academic kudos. The class on Althusser was being offered my first semester of graduate school.

Remember me on this computer. No trivia or quizzes yet. And, some say, the French government is soft on intellectuals. He was named after his mother’s great love, Althusser; when Louis died at Verdun in World War I, Althusser’s mother would marry Louis’ brother, Charles, and name their son for the dead love.


Thus, I created lastss image of the woman I had met that was powerful enough to sustain my excessive passion Futire cannot turn away from his story. Trivia About The Future Lasts He althuszer he found it helpful.

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It is like the reader adopts Althusser’s depression, and when the light of philosophy comes, it is beautiful and uplifting. I was immediately and irresistibly seductive and successful Jin rated it liked it Feb 03, 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 themsel “So, despite its dramas, life can still be beautiful.

As a person deemed unfit to plead, he lost his right to a trial–that is the right to testify and be held responsible for his actions; he lost his right to enter into contract his affairs would be handled by a legal guardian and hence by extension–at least symbolically–his lsts, his authorship. Would you also foreveer to submit a review for this item?

Althusser is a brilliant close reader of his given name: I am referring to myse “I also experienced extreme anguish and repulsion at the idea that someone wanted to ‘get their hands on me’. Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private.

The future lasts forever : a memoir

He went to college and never left, staying as a teacher and professional until the awful end. Please re-enter recipient e-mail address es.

His memoir is the essence of despair and guilt–and simply masterful storytelling. 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. Althusser, Louis, — Althusser, Louis. Return to Book Page. She became the first woman he would ever kiss, initiating a tumultuous sado-masochistic relationship between them.


For example, I once replied to a young woman who wrote declaring her love, which I had been aware of for some time: Fatih rated it it was ok Feb 02, The later, longer text from which the volume takes its title is an excruciating self-interrogation with nary a humorous line.

Better than Sartre, anyway.

In addition to absorbing accounts of his various depressive episodes, he spins long paragraphs describing the bad side of his relationship with his wife.

This volume actually contains two autobiographical writings by Althusser written several years apart, between which the philosopher strangled his wife to death in a bout of madness. The E-mail message field is required. Both narrative pay tribute to the role his wife Helene played in his life. One need not be an Althusserian or even a traditional Marxist to appreciate this terrifying, sad, and wonderful book.

Alex rated it it was amazing Jun 29, Jan 26, Ruth rated it liked it.

Moreover, he reflected on his life vis-a-vis The Communist Party of France, May 68′, and his philosophical life. The Future Lasts Forever: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.