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 specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. 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.

Refresh and ftuure again. I was immediately and irresistibly seductive and successful Douglas Johnson, a former student of Althusser’s, argues in an introduction designed for readers outside France that one should not take Althusser too seriously when he insists that he was something of a fraud as a thinker. Louis Pierre Althusser — was one of the most influential Marxist philosophers of the 20th Century.

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. 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 lsts enter into contract his affairs would be handled by a legal guardian and alhusser by extension–at least symbolically–his signature, his authorship.


We are also provided wonderful reflections on private conversations with intellectual giants like Foucault. I think that my experience with psychiatry and futurs made my reading fyture LA’s memoir more rich. Apr 20, Chris Radjenovich rated it it was amazing. English View all editions and formats. My mother’s love, directed through me to someone who was dead, made it impossible for me to exist in my own right.

Published April 1st by The New Press first published Jin rated it liked it Feb 03, On November 16,Louis Althusser, while massaging his wife’s neck, discovered he had strangled her. In the philosopher strangled his wife. Subjects Althusser, Louis, — He was ready to go alhusser college right when the war began, and ended up spending five years as a p. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway. Sep 12, gogo2go rated it liked it.

Translated by Richard Veasey. Please provide an email address. As a result of the murder of his wife, Louis Althusser was declared unfit to stand trial by reason of insanity–in French, this is called a non-lieu. Sign In Register Help Cart. Advanced Book Search Browse by Subject. Similar Items Related Subjects: What makes you a great intellectual is not a dedicated, hard-working life.

Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item An instant bestseller in France, this powerful literary document is now available to American audiences for the first time.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Moreover, he reflected on his life vis-a-vis The Althhsser Party of France, Fprever 68′, and his philosophical life. WorldCat is the world’s largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. 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.


Some of Althusser’s complaints about his parents and upbringing just seem like so much ugly self-pity. The non-lieu saved Althusser from the nightmare of a trial, and possible condemnation, but its consequences were enormous.


Even if you skip around, it is a good read. And, some say, the French government is soft on intellectuals. Be the first to ask a question about The Future Lasts Forever.

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The Future Lasts Forever by Althusser, Louis

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

Born inLouis Althusser was one of the most influential French thinkers of the post-war period. Katrinka rated it liked it Mar 04, However, this memoir is an extraordinary read. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Both narratives have a consistent psychoanalytic interpretation that revolves around his mother and feeling like he really does not exist.

However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. In addition, his autobiography has been subject to much critical attention over the last decade.