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    DescriptionIn the classic tradition of the philosopher - activist, Daniel Bensaïd tells the story of a life deeply entwined with the history of both the French and the international Left. From his family bistro in a staunchly red neighborhood of Toulouse to the founding of the Jeunesses communistes révolutionnaires in the 1960s, from the joyous explosion of May 1968 to the painful experience of defeat in Latin America, from the re-reading of Marx to the "Marrano" trail, Bensaïd relates a life of ideological and practical struggle in which he unflinchingly sought to understand capitalism without ever succumbing to its temptations.


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    Title
    An Impatient Life
    Subtitle
    A Memoir
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Daniel Bensaid, By (author) Tariq Ali, Translated by David Fernbach
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 620 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781781681084
    ISBN 10: 1781681082
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2A
    BIC subject category V2: BGHA, BM, JPFC
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    DC22: B
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15580
    BISAC V2.8: HIS031000
    Abridged Dewey: 921
    BISAC V2.8: BIO010000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 17
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A10170000
    BISAC V2.8: POL005000, BIO026000
    B&T Approval Code: A40365020
    BISAC region code: 1.2.2.0.0.0.0
    DC23: 335.433092
    LC classification: HX264.7.B465 A3 2013
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: DNC, JPFC, DNBH1
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    illustrations (black and white)
    Publisher
    Verso Books
    Imprint name
    Verso Books
    Publication date
    14 January 2014
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    DANIEL BENSAïD (1946 - 2010) was a founder member of the Ligue Communiste and a leader for many years of the Fourth International. His many books include Walter Benjamin, sentinelle messianique; Jeanne de guerre lasse; Eloge de la politique profane; and Marx for Our Times.
    Review quote
    "France's leading Marxist public intellectual" Tariq Ali "Daniel's death is like a wound, not a sadness. A loss which leaves us heavier. However, this weight is the opposite of a burden; it is a message composed, not with words, but with decisions and acts and injuries." John Berger "Daniel Bensaïd was my 'distant companion' ... With his disappearance, the intellectual, activist, political, and what we might call, even though the adjective is today obscure in meaning, 'revolutionary' world has changed." Alain Badiou