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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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Althusser does not apologize for this terrible action, but he does attempt to explain it.

At times, it is hard to take. I was immediately and irresistibly seductive and successful We are given althuszer descriptions of his struggle with bipolar disorder, culminating infamously with the murder of his wife during an hallucinatory episode.

Books by Louis Althusser.

It was my own personal way, albeit a rather strange one of feeling I was in control of the situation or rather in supreme control of a situation that was in fact beyond my con Refresh and try again.

Althusser’s narrative of himself is authentic. What makes you a great intellectual is not a dedicated, hard-working life. But the narrative is also trying to help him understand his fears and anguish. Alex rated it it was amazing Jun 29, He tells a good ss, and even if some of the stories cannot be fully believed, all the better. Even porvwnir you skip around, it is a good read.

The Future Lasts Forever: A Memoir

Want to Read saving…. 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 did not know who he was and I could not parse the course description. 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 So one is left in a strange position.


El porvenir es largo – Louis Althusser – Google Books

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. As he writes in the latter work, “hallucinations are facts” for those who experience them.

Both narratives have a consistent psychoanalytic interpretation that revolves around his mother and feeling like he really does not exist. Most of this book is what he wrote the couple of years he was in a mental hospital after the murder.

El porvenir es largo / Los hechos – Louis Althusser | Libros Kalish – Librería online

porveir Should we listen to the madman who killed his wife, exaggerated his philosophical knowledge, suffered from dementia preacox and held shaky positions? One senses the succor of intellectual labor for the author. Why should we listen to a Freudian, when he admitted Freud was largely impenetrable to him?

This is the book that is a very honest account of these miseries. Many of the details I have althusseer 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 philosopher strangled his wife.

He went to college and louks left, staying as a teacher and professional until the awful end. Jan 26, Ruth rated it liked it. And like all intellectuals, he was not infallible. Porvneir 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. Both narratives describe the people LA knew at the l’Ecole.


Moreover, he reflected on his life vis-a-vis The Communist Party of France, May 68′, and his philosophical life.

They seem to confirm Woody Allen’s pronouncement that any tale can be either a comedy or a tragedy based on the tone with which it is told. In addition to absorbing accounts of his various depressive episodes, he spins long paragraphs describing the bad side of his relationship with his wife. The later, longer text from which the volume takes its title is an excruciating self-interrogation with nary a humorous line. I think that my experience with psychiatry and i The class on Althusser was being offered my first semester of graduate school.

So twenty years later, after reading Marx and LA’s students- Foucault and Ranciere I did not realize was one of LA’s students until I read it in the memoir I got around to reading the theorist and wife killer.

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. As a precaution I even resorted on occasion to insane remarks and ripostes.

Dec 06, Tara rated it really liked it Shelves: Frank Dimarco rated it really liked it Jul 01, In all honesty, I find his work to be of rather mixed value. I am or so pages in, and promise you it’s a fascinating read. Be the first to ask a question about The Future Xlthusser Forever.