An Impatient Life (Hardcover)
Verso, 9781781681084, 358pp.
Publication Date: January 14, 2014
The path from the joyous explosion of May 1968, through the painful experience of defeat in Latin America and the world-shaking collapse of the USSR, to the neoliberal world of today, dominated as it is by global finance, is narrated in "An Impatient Life" with Bensaid's characteristic elegance of phrase and clarity of vision. His memoir relates a life of ideological and practical struggle, a never-resting endeavour to comprehend the workings of capitalism in the pursuit of revolution.
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Praise For An Impatient Life…
"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 Bensaid 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