‘The Future Lasts Forever: A Memoir’ by Louis Althusser

Published in 1992 by The New Press.

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On November 16, 1980, Louis Althusser, while massaging his wife’s neck, discovered that he had strangled her. The world-renowned French philosopher was immediately confined to an insane asylum where he authored this memoir—a profound yet subtle exercise in documenting madness from the inside.

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