Letters From Prison, Volume 2

by Antonio Gramsci
Editor Frank Rosengarten
Translated by Raymond Rosenthal

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Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937) was one of the most original political thinkers in Western Marxism and an exceptional intellectual. Arrested and imprisoned by the Italian Fascist regime in 1926, Gramsci died before fully regaining his freedom, yet he wrote extensive letters while incarcerated, rich with insight into the physical and psychological tortures of prison. In meticulous detail, Gramsci records how political prisoners, himself included, contend with the fear of illness and death and the rules and regulations that threaten to efface their individuality. Forming an incomparable link between Gramsci''s intellectual passion and his emotional vulnerability, Letters from Prison shows a man reconstructing his life while being separated from it, struggling to recapture the primary relationships that once defined his identity. Frank Rosengarten divides more than four hundred Gramsci letters into two companion volumes, complete with a chronology of the thinker''s crucial life experiences, biographical notes on his correspondents, and a bibliography of works cited in his letters.

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Dimensions: 431 pages, 9.41 × 1.5 × 0.98 in

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ISBN - 10: 0231075545

ISBN - 13: 9780231075541

Found in: Political, Social and Cultural Studies

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Letters From Prison, Volume 2

by Antonio Gramsci
Editor Frank Rosengarten
Translated by Raymond Rosenthal

Format: Other Format

Dimensions: 431 pages, 9.41 × 1.5 × 0.98 in

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0231075545

ISBN - 13: 9780231075541

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< P> Hailed by Terry Eagleton in the Guardian as "definitive," this is the only complete and authoritative edition of Antonio Gramsci's deeply personal and vivid prison letters.< /P>

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Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937) was one of the most original political thinkers in Western Marxism and an exceptional intellectual. Arrested and imprisoned by the Italian Fascist regime in 1926, Gramsci died before fully regaining his freedom, yet he wrote extensive letters while incarcerated, rich with insight into the physical and psychological tortures of prison. In meticulous detail, Gramsci records how political prisoners, himself included, contend with the fear of illness and death and the rules and regulations that threaten to efface their individuality. Forming an incomparable link between Gramsci''s intellectual passion and his emotional vulnerability, Letters from Prison shows a man reconstructing his life while being separated from it, struggling to recapture the primary relationships that once defined his identity. Frank Rosengarten divides more than four hundred Gramsci letters into two companion volumes, complete with a chronology of the thinker''s crucial life experiences, biographical notes on his correspondents, and a bibliography of works cited in his letters.

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This second volume of Antonio Gramsci''s Letters from Prison covers the years 1931 to 1937. Volume Two makes clear that despite the suffering caused by numerous ailments that worked implacably to undermine his hard-won ''optimism of the will, '' Gramsci was able to continue the vital correspondence he had with various family members during the first years of his imprisonment. This book contains explanatory notes, a chronology of Gramsci''s life, a bibliography, and an analytical index for the entire two-volume collection.

About the Author

Frank Rosengarten is professor emeritus of Italian and comparative literature at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He is the author of The Italian Anti-Fascist Press; The Writings of the Young Marcel Proust (1885-1900): An Ideological Critique; and Urbane Revolutionary: C.L.R. James and the Struggle for a New Society.

Raymond Rosenthal (1915-1995) was a world-renowned translator of Italian literature.

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