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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One is reminded here of the remark Sartre made about feeling the most free as a POW Both narratives have a consistent psychoanalytic interpretation that revolves around his mother and feeling like he really does not exist.
A Memoir, By Louis Althusser.
The largest second-hand bookshop altthusser the Midlands. Eric rated it really liked it Jun 21, I think that my experience with psychiatry and institutions made my reading of LA’s memoir more rich.
Althusser’s sense, since childhood, of his own nonexistence is at its core. His revolutionary goals were not achieved and his academic input is certainly still being questioned, mostly because of the impact of this book. It is structured as a flashback, beginning with the scene of crime–the night of the strangulation–and moving backward to Althusser’s relationship with his mother, his upbringing, his relationship with Helene, his intellectual formation and the escalating mental illness that would lead to the murder.
Althusser, calling himself a “missing person,” claims to be writing his memoir from this “non-place. 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.
A Memoir” University of Chicago. LA clearly suffers and many times met the criteria for involuntary treatment, though he always says he wanted to go. Sign up to althussser offers and updates: Return to Book Page.
Nov 25, Lauren Moos rated it really liked it. What makes you a great intellectual is not a dedicated, hard-working life.
althuszer The New Press, As he writes in the latter work, “hallucinations are facts” for those who experience them. Ships with Tracking Number! Yes, the future lasts a long time. Althusser is a French philosopher who wrote about Marx yawn, now I know why I never heard of him….
In addition, aspects of Althusser’s project have served as inspiration for Analytic Marxism as well as for Critical Realism. Alex rated it it was amazing Jun 29, The author of Reading Capital, For Marx, and many other books, he lived in Paris until his death in This is the book that is a very honest account of these miseries.
On November 16,Louis Althusser, while massaging his wife’s neck, discovered he had strangled her. For example, I once replied to a young woman who wrote declaring her love, which I had been aware of for some time: 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.
An instant bestseller in France, this powerful literary document is now available to American audiences for the first time. Jin rated it liked it Feb 03, She became the first woman he would ever kiss, initiating a tumultuous sado-masochistic relationship between them.