The Future Lasts Forever: A Memoir. Louis Althusser, Author, Richard Veasey, Translator New Press $25 (p) ISBN In a curiously lucid and compelling narrative, Althusser (), a distinguished neo-Marxist French intellectual, explains his life. The Future Lasts. Forever:The Failure of Auto-Redemption. Catherine A. Poisson. On the 16th of November, , the French philosopher,. Louis Althusser.

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It was too short. In the philosopher strangled his wife. And like all intellectuals, he was not infallible. Want to Read saving….

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The Future Lasts Forever: A Memoir

This book although quite good really lasts forever. In that, this book seems like a classically Althusserian meditation. But the narrative is also althuzser to help him understand his fears and anguish. It also takes and perhaps should take a lot of personal misery.

The Future Lasts Forever by Althusser, Louis

Written four years after the murder of his wife, Althusser goes on to reflect on the factors that fkrever 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.


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

In addition, aspects of Althusser’s project have served as inspiration for Analytic Marxism as well as for Critical Realism. Even if you skip around, it is a good read. A clean, unmarked and unclipped copy in a Brodart jacket cover.

The Future Lasts Forever: A Memoir by Louis Althusser

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To ask other readers questions about The Future Lasts Foreverplease sign up. He says he found it helpful. Althusser’s narrative of himself is authentic.

The Future Lasts Forever

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My mother’s love, directed through me to someone who was dead, made it impossible for me to exist in my own right. Both narratives have a consistent psychoanalytic interpretation that revolves around his mother and feeling like ufture really does not exist.

He went to college and never left, staying as a teacher and professional until the awful end. What makes you a great intellectual is not a dedicated, hard-working life.

Of torever I compensated for these rash and crazy advances and the anxiety they caused by going over the top, investing emotionally in the situation and convincing myself i was really and madly in love.

He is a provocative, colorful person who has bouts of depression and at times a contentious relationship with his eventual victim, his wife. Rick rated it really liked it Jun 21,