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 Future Lasts Forever

By this stage of his book he is discussing his philosophy. It’s bound to offend some as a “justification” for what he’s done, but Althusser himself knew this.

Lists with This Book. 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.

Linked Data More info about Linked Data. Many received the news of his crime as a symbol of fuure demise of European communism.

The Future Lasts Forever by Althusser, Louis

As a person deemed unfit to plead, he lost his right to a trial–that is the right to lwsts 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 signature, his authorship.


He writes buried alive.

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. Alex rated it it was amazing Jun 29, Both narrative pay tribute to the role his wife Helene played in his life. His scores make his case.

The future lasts forever : a memoir

The Future Lasts Forever: Your alhtusser has reached the maximum number of items. Althusser is a French philosopher who wrote about Marx yawn, now I know why I never heard of him…. Paperbackpages. Both narratives describe the people LA knew at the l’Ecole.

In the philosopher strangled his wife. His memoir is the essence of despair and guilt–and simply masterful storytelling. Please provide an email address. At times, it is hard to take.

The forveer of Reading Capital, For Marx, and many other books, he lived in Paris until his death in This lazts although quite good really lasts forever. Until he killed her, which he doesn’t deny. Jan 26, Ruth rated it liked it. One need not be an Althusserian or even a traditional Marxist to appreciate this terrifying, sad, and wonderful book. Althusser, calling himself a “missing person,” claims to be writing his memoir from this “non-place.


The Future Lasts Forever: A Memoir by Louis Althusser

English View all editions and formats Rating: The non-lieu saved Althusser from the nightmare of a trial, and possible condemnation, but its consequences were enormous. All of the agony is broken by a few chapters, roughly in the middle of “Future”, where Althusser discusses his philosophy in a wonderfully lucid, accessible way.

He’s doubtless right on target about students at the Ecole, but not about Althusser. The Future Lasts Forever: There was a problem adding your email address. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: Advanced Search Find a Library.

Apr 20, Chris Radjenovich rated it it was amazing. Meanwhile, leading French thinkers–Foucault, Lacan, Derrida- -briefly appear in the text, but Althusser, insulated by his self- preoccupation alghusser misery, reveals little about them or the intellectual ferment of his times. Sep 12, gogo2go rated it liked it. View all subjects More like this Similar Items.