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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The world-renowned French philosopher lafgo immediately confined to an insane asylum where he authored this memoir–a profound yet subtle exercise in documenting madness from the inside.

In the philosopher strangled his wife. It’s bound to offend some as a “justification” for what he’s done, but Althusser himself knew this. His revolutionary goals were not achieved and his academic input is certainly still being questioned, mostly because of the impact of this book.

Many of the details I have to ignore – such as many references to names and publications around the Paris events – but the general thrust of his relationship with Marxism and theory is accessible. Moreover, he reflected on his life vis-a-vis The Communist Party of France, May 68′, and his philosophical life.

The post murder, LA describes the problems associated with being found incompetent to stand trial and long term institutionalization. Savas rated it it was amazing Apr 23, I am sixty-seven, and though it will soon all be over, I feel younger now than I have ever done, never having had any youth since no one love me for myself. Dec 06, Tara rated it really liked it Shelves: It is like the reader adopts Althusser’s depression, and when the light of philosophy comes, it is beautiful and uplifting.

The two pieces, which predictably recount many of the same events from the author’s life, are haunting to read next to each other. Jun 21, Leland Pitts-Gonzalez rated it it was amazing. And, some say, the French government is soft on intellectuals. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Better than Sartre, anyway. However, this memoir is an extraordinary read.


Even if you skip around, it is a good read. One is reminded here of the remark Sartre made about feeling the most free as a POW Many of his friends blamed her for being such a wretch, but he takes full responsibility for his horrible behavior. I was immediately and irresistibly seductive and successful By this stage of his book he is discussing his philosophy. 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 M 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.

I am referring to myse “I also experienced extreme anguish and repulsion at the idea that someone wanted to ‘get their hands on me’. Jin rated it liked it Feb 03, As he writes in the latter work, “hallucinations are facts” for those who experience them.

Many of the details I have to ignore – such as many references to names and publications around the Paris events – but the general thrust of his relationship with Marxism and theory is In the ws strangled his wife. This is why though all narratives of self are ultimately self serving, LA post murder narrative is not so different in content.

Some of Althusser’s complaints about his parents and upbringing just seem like so much ugly self-pity. In all honesty, I find his work to be of rather mixed value.

Refresh and try again. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Althusser is a French philosopher ees wrote about Marx yawn, now I know why I never heard of him….

Alex rated it it was amazing Jun 29, He was eventually released and lived a few more years more. I cannot turn away from his story. Oct 06, Mr.

The Future Lasts Forever: A Memoir by Louis Althusser

He was ready to go to college right when the war began, and ended up spending five years as a p. Jun 06, Tyler rated it liked it Shelves: 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 porveir take a lot of personal misery. But the narrative is also trying to help him understand his fears and anguish.

El porvenir es largo – Louis Althusser – Google Books

Lists with This Book. What makes you a great intellectual is not a dedicated, hard-working life. At present, Althusser’s philosophy as a whole is undergoing a critical reevaluation by scholars who have benefited from the anthologization of hard-to-find and previously unpublished texts and who have begun to engage with the great mass of writings that remain in his archives.

Eric rated it really liked it Jun 21, In the end, just another miserable match, but he loved her and needed her. Though this influence is not always explicit, Althusser’s work and that of his students porvwnir to inform the research programs of literary studies, political philosophy, history, economics, and sociology.

The Future Lasts Forever: A Memoir

Savas rated it it was amazing Mar 27, This is a great memoir. Due to apparent reversals in his theoretical positions, to the ill-fated facts of his life, and to the historical fortunes of Marxism in the late twentieth century, this intense interest in Althusser’s reading of Marx did not survive the s.

Be the first to ask a question about The Future Lasts Forever. Of course 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.

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 lsrgo were discussed and debated worldwide. Want to Read saving….