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Letters From Prison
     

Letters From Prison

by Antonio Gramsci, Raymond Rosenthal (Translator), Frank Rosengarten (Editor)
 

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Altogether a tremendous achievement . . . . This volume provides us with an immediate sense of the scale and diversity of Gramsci's project. (Times Literary Supplement)

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Altogether a tremendous achievement . . . . This volume provides us with an immediate sense of the scale and diversity of Gramsci's project. (Times Literary Supplement)

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Radical Philosophy
Gramsci sought to turn involuntary abstention from activism to innovative political account, embarking in February 1929 on what were to become the . . . extraordinary Prison Notebooks. Finally, in these Letters from Prison he bequeathed a desolate record of what he diagnosed as 'prisonitis, ' or the vitiations induced by the rigors of resistance to the prison regime. . . . The finished product is a credit to publisher, translator and editor.
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Arguably the most famous collection of letters in this century, the great Marxist theorist Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937) wrote these letters while imprisoned by the Italian Fascists from 1926 until six days before his death in 1937. Personal and moving, they explore all manner of questions in history, sociology, philosophy, folklore, and literature--always within the overriding context of the isolation and harshness of prison life. The most complete and authoritative English edition, these two volumes contain 484 letters--including 28 that have never before been published in any collection--based on the Italian editions of 1965 and 1988. Available individually, Volume 1 (07552-9) covers the years from 1926 to 1930, and Volume 2 (07554-5) the years from 1931 to 1937. Essential for all academic and public libraries. (RC) Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780231075589
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
11/15/1993
Pages:
805
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 2.40(d)

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