Louis Althusser’s Théorie series at François Maspero – list of published volumes and English translations

In the 1960s and 1970s Louis Althusser edited a series at the radical publisher François Maspero. Many of the books published were by his former students including Pierre Macherey, Étienne Balibar, Alain Badiou, Emmanuel Terray and others. There were some translations and thenatic volumes. Several of the books were reedited in Maspero’s Petite series or later by Éditions La Découverte

There are lots of translations with different publishers. But the books formed a strong collection.

I’ve put together a list of the books published in the series and its sub-series, along with the translations. This is correct to the best of my knowledge, but corrections and additions very welcome. Some other things I found are also listed on that page, and below.

On the publisher there are two articles at Viewpoint:

Salar Mohandesi, Shaping the Intellectual Terrain: On François Maspero

Julian Hage, François Maspero: Publisher, (P)artisan

An interview with François Maspero (1970) is online:

There is also a more recent interview:

Entretien avec François Maspero : « Quelques malentendus » (Période); An interview with François Maspero: A Few Misunderstandings (Verso)

An exhibition about the press was held in 2009; and a related collection of essays was published as François Maspero et les paysages humains (La Fosse Aux Ours, 2009).

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