THE FUTURE LASTS FOREVER by Louis; Veasey, Richard (translator) - Edited By Olivier Corpet and Yann Moulier Boutang Althusser
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The Future Lasts Forever is the famous French philosopher Louis Althusser's memoir written during his years of confinement in a mental hospital after murdering his wife. Reminiscent to many readers of Strindberg's Diary of a Madman and Styron's Darkness Visible, The Future Lasts Forever is a profound yet subtle exercise in documenting madness from the inside. This paperback edition also includes Althusser's earlier autobiographical essay "The Facts," as well as a preface by Douglas Johnson, Emeritus Professor of French at London University.
 

About Louis; Veasey, Richard (translator) - Edited By Olivier Corpet and Yann Moulier Boutang Althusser

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Louis Althusser (1918-1990) took his degree in philosophy in the Ecole Normale Superieure and later became Secretaire of the school. He is the author of several books including "The Future Lasts Forever, Montesquieu, le Politique et l'Historie, For Marx, " and "Reading Capital.
 
Published January 1, 1993 by New Press, The.
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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In a curiously lucid and compelling narrative, Althusser (1918-90), a distinguished neo-Marxist French intellectual, explains his life, philosophical career, politics, recurrent depressions, and therapies--and how, on the morning of November 16, 1980, he discovered that he'd strangled HÇläne, his...

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French philosopher Althusser's memoirs, written during his stay in a mental hospital after murdering his wife, offer to explain the roots of his madness.

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