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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Part two, “The Facts,” written before the murder inis straightforward and condensed, reiterating the themes of part one in a lighter mode. His revolutionary goals were not achieved and his academic input is certainly still being questioned, mostly because of the impact of this book. The way he wrote about his wife and what she meant to him was some what beautiful. View all subjects More like this Similar Items. English View all editions and formats.
Luke Revel-Burroughes rated it really liked it Aug 03, Many received the news of his crime as a symbol of the demise of European communism.
Your rating has been recorded. Astley Book Farm Published: In addition, his autobiography has been subject to much critical attention over the last decade. Don’t have an account? Following the murder, Althusser was committed to psychiatric internment for a period of three years, after which he retired quietly to an apartment far from the Ecole Normale.
The Future Lasts Forever: A Memoir by Louis Althusser
It was my own personal way, albeit a rather strange one of feeling I was in control of the situation or altuusser in supreme control of a situation that was in fact beyond my con Jan 26, Ruth rated it liked it. Most of this book is what he wrote the couple of years he was in a mental hospital after the murder.
Media reporter, reviewer, producer, althksser booker, blogger. 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.
The future lasts forever : a memoir
The author of Reading Capital, For Marx, and many other books, he lived in Paris until his death in To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Copyright Los Angeles Times. There was a problem adding your email address.
Nov 03, William West forveer it liked it. Moreover, he reflected on his life vis-a-vis The Communist Party of France, May 68′, and his philosophical life.
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Want to Read Pasts Reading Read. This verdict preceded and preempted a trial. Louis Pierre Althusser — was one of the most influential Marxist philosophers of the 20th Century.
Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. Fatih rated it it was ok Feb 02, Althusser is a French philosopher who wrote about Marx yawn, now I know why I never heard of him….
Althusser is a brilliant close reader of his given name:. The non-lieu saved Althusser from the nightmare of a trial, and possible condemnation, but its consequences were enormous.
He was eventually released and lived a few more years more. Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. 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.
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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.