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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Savas rated it it was amazing Apr 23, Luke Revel-Burroughes rated a,thusser really liked it Aug 03, He was named after his mother’s great love, Althusser; when Louis died at Verdun in World War I, Althusser’s mother would marry Louis’ brother, Charles, and name their son for the dead love.

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

Reviews User-contributed reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. Home About Help Search. Most of this book is what he wrote the couple of years he was in a mental hospital after the murder. The later, longer text from which the volume takes its title is an excruciating self-interrogation with nary a humorous line.

Katrinka rated it liked it Mar 04, 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.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This is a great memoir. The lucidity of a man condemned by his madness to a living death is perhaps what gives this book its chilling edge. No trivia or quizzes yet. I was immediately and irresistibly seductive and successful Likewise, Althusser depicts his experience during WW2 where Althusser acted as a cowardly POW, toying with the idea of escaping, only to act remain at post.


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What I feared above all was scheming women I’ve read it several times. Be the first to ask a question about The Future Lasts Forever. This is the book that is a very honest account of these miseries.

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. Althusser traces a bizarre emotional choreography of alternating compliance and rebellion, seeing his immensely influential philosophy as a working out of childhood problems, with a subsequent fear of exposure as a fraud. Louis Pierre Althusser — lasta one of the most influential Marxist philosophers of the 20th Century.

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Althusser’s narrative of himself is authentic. As a result of the murder of his wife, Louis Althusser was declared unfit to stand trial by reason of insanity–in Foreer, this is called a non-lieu. In addition, aspects of Althusser’s project have served as inspiration for Analytic Marxism as well as for Critical Realism. It also takes and perhaps should take a lot of personal misery.


The name field is required. Oct 06, Mr. First Thus foerver Printing. I am referring to myself personally as an individual and not as a philosopher- in relation to my mad desire to love, of which I felt, knew even i was incapable.

What makes Biblio different? Sep 12, gogo2go rated it liked it. Both narrative pay tribute to the role his wife Helene played in his life. 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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The Future Lasts Forever: A Memoir by Louis Althusser

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For example, I once replied to a young woman who wrote declaring her love, which I had been aware of for some time: Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item Althusser is a French ofrever who wrote about Marx yawn, now I know why I never heard of him….

Some of Althusser’s complaints about his parents and upbringing just seem like so much ugly self-pity. At times, it is hard to take. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

I think that my experience with psychiatry and institutions made my reading of LA’s memoir more rich.

Moreover, he reflected on his life vis-a-vis The Communist Party of France, May 68′, and his philosophical life. Written four years after the murder of his wife, Althusser goes on to reflect on the factors that led to lawts doing it, though he encourage readers to “judge the results for themsel “So, despite its dramas, life can still be beautiful.