Prison Notebooks, Volume 3

Prison Notebooks, Volume 3

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Prison Notebooks, Volume 3 by Antonio Gramsci

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231139458
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 12/15/2010
Series: European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism Series
Pages: 696
Sales rank: 1,117,202
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Antonio Gramsci (Author)
Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937) was an Italian Marxist theorist, one-time leader of the Italian Communist Party, and founder of the official Party newspaper, l'Unita. Widely considered a leading exponent of post-Lenin neo-Marxism, he was imprisoned in 1926 by Mussolini's Fascist regime and remained incarcerated until shortly before his death. Durgaing this period he wrote more than 30 notebooks, which detailed his ideas about Italian history, critical theory, and Marxism. Among his key contributions to political theory is the notion of cultural hegemony, the means by which the ruling capitalist class maintains control of the state. In addition to the Prison Notebooks (Columbia, 1992-2007, three volumes), his Letters from Prison (Columbia, 1994, two volumes) and a collection of Pre-Prison Writings (Cambridge, 1994) have been published.

Joseph A. Buttigieg (Edited by, Translated by)
Joseph A. Buttigieg (PhD, English, SUNY Binghamton) is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author and editor of a number of books, most notably the complete critical edition of Antonio Gramsci's Prison Notebooks (Columbia, 1992-2007). He is also a founding member and president of the International Gramsci Society.

Table of Contents

Preface
Prison Notebooks
Notebook 6 (1930–1932)
Notebook 7 (1930–1931)
Notebook 8 (1930–1932)
Notes
Notebook 6: Description of the Manuscript and Notes to the Text
Notebook 7: Description of the Manuscript and Notes to the Text
Notebook 8: Description of the Manuscript and Notes to the Text
Sequence of Notes by Title or Opening Phrase

What People are Saying About This

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

Until Joseph A. Buttigieg's meticulous translation and critical attention to Antonio Gramsci's Prison Notebooks, this invaluable text, a testimony to the most emancipatory thinking of our time, was available to English readers only in an artificially contrived form. Now Buttigieg's monumental and magesterial work is available in paperback. Scholars, teachers, students, activists, general readers—rejoice!

Eric Hobsbawm

Antonio Gramsci is, in the words of Mussolini who sentenced him to a lifetime in jail, 'the brain that must be stopped functioning.' Mussolini failed. Gramsci remains one of the most important figures in modern Italian intellectual history and the most influential internationally. The Prison Notebooks contain the most original and open marxist thinking of the twentieth century, now superbly edited and translated.

Edward W. Said

This is the first time ever that Gramsci's extraordinary Prison Notebooks are available in English as he wrote them in Italian, in their fragmentary brilliance and their disconcertingly restless, unorthodox probity. Joseph A. Buttigieg's work is a monument of scholarship and of supple, deeply sensitive translation. When his work is completed in subsequent volumes a remarkable monument of human courage and intellectual resourcefulness will stand forth as never before.

Fredric Jameson

Antonio Gramsci's Prison Notebooks is one of the fundamental texts of modern thought. Politics, cultural studies, philosophy, history, the dialectic—everything is here. Joseph A. Buttigieg's translation is a superb achievement.

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