An Impatient Life
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An Impatient Life : A Memoir

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In the classic tradition of the philosopher - activist, Daniel Bensaià d 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 reà volutionnaires 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, Bensaià d relates a life of ideological and practical struggle in which he unflinchingly sought to understand capitalism without ever succumbing to its temptations.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 160 x 236 x 38mm | 619.99g
  • Verso Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • illustrations (black and white)
  • 1781681082
  • 9781781681084
  • 447,300

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"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 Bensaià d 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 Badioushow more

About Daniel Bensaid

DANIEL BENSAià D (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.show more

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