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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But never mind, there is some good stuff and there is always a minute or two when my mind gets something…And LA does explain things pretty well at points. Linked Data More info about Linked Data.

I think that my experience with psychiatry and i The class on Althusser was being offered my first semester of graduate school. This is just the kind of joke, Johnson surmises, that brilliant Ecole Normale students like to make about never having to study.

Until he killed her, which he doesn’t deny. Many of the details I have to ignore – such as many references to lawts and publications around the Paris events – but the general thrust of his relationship with Marxism and athusser is accessible. I think the post murder narrative is more fluid and coherent.

The Future Lasts Forever: A Memoir

Althusser, Louis, — Foreved editors’ forward, like the introduction to a very good mystery tale, frames what follows with a statement of the basic facts and with provocative questions for the reader: By this stage of his book he is discussing his philosophy. Both narrative pay tribute to the role his wife Helene played in his life. New Press, New York: Copyright Los Angeles Times.


This book although quite good really lasts forever. 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.

Jun 06, Tyler rated it liked it Shelves: He tells a good story, and even if some of the stories cannot be fully believed, all the better. The name field is required. The course turned out to be quite controversial–I guess cause LA was also controversial.

The Future Lasts Forever

How does one come to terms with the author of a book of this kind? I think the correct response should be to listen to Althusser, but apply a dose of common sense and a critical lens to any of his work before judging their value in the social sciences, and futufe true integrity.

What makes Biblio different? On November 16,Louis Althusser, while massaging his wife’s neck, discovered that he had strangled her. One need not be an Althusserian or even a traditional Marxist to appreciate this terrifying, sad, and wonderful book.

THE FUTURE LASTS FOREVER by Louis Althusser | Kirkus Reviews

No trivia or quizzes yet. It is like the reader adopts Althusser’s depression, and when the light of philosophy comes, it is beautiful and uplifting. Written four years after the murder of his wife, Althusser alyhusser on to reflect on the factors that led to him doing it, though he encourage readers to “judge the results fuure themselves” since he writes the book for his own altnusser, since he realized he was damned either way as a criminal or a paranoid schizophrenic.


May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Ships with Tracking Number! His work still plays a key role in sociology, continental philosophy Zizek, Butler and coeven with this book acting as the awkward elephant in the room, whenever Althusser is cited.

Books by Louis Althusser.

Please re-enter recipient e-mail address es. 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.

The Future Lasts Forever: A Memoir by Louis Althusser

Should we listen to the madman who killed his wife, exaggerated his philosophical knowledge, suffered from dementia preacox and held althussr positions? What I feared above all was scheming women It was too short.

Though this influence is not always explicit, Althusser’s work and that of his students continues to inform the research programs of literary studies, political philosophy, history, economics, and sociology. Fodever Memoir” University of Chicago.