Selections from Political Writings

1910-1920

Antonio Gramsci

978-93-50022-57-3

Aakar Books, New Delhi, 2014

393 pages

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This volume is the first of two containing a selection of Antonio Gramsci's political writings from the time of his initial involvement in Italian politics to his imprisonment by Mussolini in 1926.

This selection culminates in the 'Red Years' of 1919-20, and also features texts by Bordiga and Tasca from their debates with Gramsci. It traces Gramsci's development as a revolutionary socialist during the First World War, the impact on his thought of the Russian Revolution and his involvement in the general strike and factory occupations of 1920. Also included are his reactions to the emerging fascist movement and contributions to the early stages of the debate about the establishment of the Communist Party of Italy.

Selections from Political Writings 1910-20 is part of Lawrence & Wishart's award-winning series of translations of Gramsci's writing, and the introductory material and explanatory notes make the Italian context of Gramsci's work more easily accessible to the English-language reader.

Antonio Gramsci

Antonio Gramsci (22 January 1891 - 27 April 1937) was an Italian Marxist theoretician and communist militant. He wrote on political theory, sociology and linguistics. He was a founding member and one-time leader of the Communist Party of Italy and was imprisoned by Benito Mussolini's Fascist regime. He is widely regarded as one of the most creative Marxist theoreticians of the twentieth century.