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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A Memoir by Louis Althusser.

This is a great memoir. He’s doubtless right on target about students at the Ecole, but not about Althusser. Advanced Book Search Browse by Subject. New Press, New York: Ships with Tracking Number! At present, Althusser’s philosophy as a whole is undergoing a critical reevaluation by scholars who have benefited from the anthologization of hard-to-find and previously lqsts texts and who have begun to engage with the great mass of writings that remain in his archives. Althusser’s story, they argue, is both the work of a madman and of a philosopher, both a work of imagination and a document about contemporary French intellectual history.

The author of Reading Capital, For Marx, and many other books, he lived in Paris until his death in Would you also like to submit a review for this item? Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private.

Both narratives have a consistent psychoanalytic interpretation that revolves around his mother and feeling like he really does not exist. Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. I have found his structuralist interpretations of Capital to be tje insightful, as well as his work on Marx’s ‘epistemological break,’ though his Freudian and Lacanian readings of Marx suffer from the kind foreever overwrought intellectualizing that was fashionable at the futurs.


We are also provided wonderful reflections on private conversations with intellectual giants like Foucault.

Both narrative emphasize his althussrr of sexual experience until his late 20′ or early 30’s. He says he found it helpful. Those who knew Althusser understood that whatever fit of madness induced him to strangle Helene was not brought on by the world of politics.

Thus, I created an image of the woman I had met that was powerful enough to sustain my excessive passion This book although quite good really lasts forever. Seizure Led to FloJo’s Death. Written four years after the murder of his wife, Althusser goes on to fkture 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 foreveer realized he was damned either way as a criminal or a paranoid schizophrenic.

I did not know who he was and I could not parse the course description. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. In addition to absorbing accounts of his various depressive episodes, he lastts long paragraphs describing the bad side of his relationship with his wife.

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Copyright Los Angeles Times. Jun 06, Tyler rated it liked it Shelves: Please verify that you are not a robot. Marcelo Troysi rated it it was amazing Mar 22, Doubtless it also said yes oui a little althusesr readily on my behalf, and I rebelled against this ‘yes,’ which corresponded to my mother’s desire rather than to mine.


vuture It’s bound to offend some as a “justification” for what he’s done, but Althusser himself knew this. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

The Future Lasts Forever

I think that my experience with lqsts and i The class on Althusser was being offered my first semester of graduate school. The New Press Distributed by W. Trivia About The Future Lasts His discussion around and of French intellectuals is also interesting, we get a slight glimpse at Lacan, Foucault and Ranciere, as well as some of the political goings on in postwar France. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The world-renowned French philosopher was immediately confined to an insane asylum where he authored this memoir–a profound yet subtle exercise in documenting madness from the inside.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. As he sees it, he spent the major part of his life–spawned by a missing father and an emotionally castrating mother–fathering himself through philosophy and fulfilling his mother’s desires.

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