Get this from a library! El porvenir es largo: Los hechos. [Louis Althusser; Marta Pessarrodona; Carles Urritz]. vendido Estado: usado. Editorial: Destino. Traducción: Olivier Corpet y Yann Moulier Boutang. Precio: $ El 16 de noviembre de On November 16, , Louis Althusser, while massaging his wife’s neck, discovered that he had strangled her. The world-renowned French philosopher was.

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As a precaution I even resorted on occasion to insane remarks and ripostes. A Memoir by Louis Althusser. So one is left in a strange position.

Some of Althusser’s complaints about his parents and upbringing just seem like so much ugly self-pity. We are given painful lsrgo of his struggle with bipolar disorder, culminating infamously with the murder of his wife during an hallucinatory episode. The course turned out to be quite controversial–I guess cause LA was also controversial.

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 their true integrity. His memoir is the essence of despair and aalthusser simply masterful storytelling.

Pporvenir think the post murder narrative is more fluid and coherent. However, this memoir is an extraordinary read. He was ready to go to college right when the war began, and ended up spending five years as a p.

The Future Lasts Forever: A Memoir by Louis Althusser

Even if you skip around, it is a good read. Moreover, he reflected on his life vis-a-vis The Communist Party of France, May 68′, and his philosophical life.

Due to apparent reversals in his theoretical positions, to the ill-fated facts of Louis Pierre Althusser — was one of the most influential Marxist philosophers of the 20th Century. In that, this book seems like a classically Althusserian meditation. Miseries and the struggle to make a life from them.


Althusser does not apologize for this terrible action, but he does attempt to explain it. I have found his structuralist interpretations of Capital to be extremely insightful, as well as his work on Marx’s ‘epistemological break,’ though his Freudian and Lacanian readings of Marx suffer from the kind of overwrought intellectualizing that was fashionable at the time.

Fatih rated it it was ok Feb 02, This book is not yet featured on Listopia. It is like the reader adopts Althusser’s depression, and when the light of philosophy comes, it is beautiful and uplifting.

The Future Lasts Forever: A Memoir

He was a kind, humble, melancholic man who spent his life toiling for revolution and academic kudos. His discussion around and of French intellectuals is also interesting, we get a slight glimpse at Lacan, Foucault and Ranciere, as well as some of the political goings on in postwar France.

This is the book that is a very honest account of these miseries. The tale becomes vastly more compelling after Althusser meets his wife Helene, who becomes a wonderfully intriguing, terribly trying character, somewhat reminiscent, I thought, of Nicole from “Tender is the Night”. He maintains that the killing of his wife was the manifestation of a kind of “suicide via a third party,” if you will.

He gives a good analysis of the communist party in France and what is has to offer future community organizers. It’s bound to offend some as a “justification” for what he’s done, but Althusser himself knew this.

Jun 06, Tyler rated it liked it Shelves: As they seemed to offer a renewal of Marxist thought as well as to render Marxism philosophically respectable, the claims he advanced in the s about Marxist philosophy were discussed and debated worldwide. For example, I once replied to a young woman who wrote declaring her love, which I had been aware of for some time: Paperbackpages.

His revolutionary goals were not achieved and his academic input is certainly still being questioned, mostly because of the impact of this book.


Katrinka rated it liked it Mar 04, Of course I compensated for these rash and crazy advances and the anxiety they caused by going over the top, althusxer emotionally in the situation and convincing myself i was really and madly in love. Sep 12, gogo2go rated it liked it. What I feared above all was scheming women Alex rated it it was amazing Jun 29, And, some say, the French government is soft on intellectuals.

Louis Pierre Althusser — was one of the most influential Marxist philosophers of the 20th Century. Yes, the future lasts a long time. Frank Dimarco rated it really liked it Jul 01, Written four years after the kargo of his wife, Althussfr goes on to reflect on the factors that led to him doing it, though he encourage readers to “judge the results for themsel “So, despite its dramas, life althussed still be beautiful.

Jin rated it liked it Feb 03, Published April 1st by The New Press first published Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The class on Althusser was being offered my first semester of graduate school. Open Preview See a Problem? For those who worry about the apparent morbidity of this material, the memoir also includes excellent commentary on his political involvements such as his work with the French Communist Party as well as reflections on the May uprising of Genjiro rated it really liked it May 30, In all honesty, I find his work to be of rather mixed value.

Why should we listen to a Freudian, when he admitted Freud was largely impenetrable to him? Jan 26, Ruth rated it liked it.