Volume 1: Prison Notebooks

Volume 1

Antonio Gramsci. Edited and translated by Joseph A. Buttigieg and Antonio Callari

Columbia University Press

Volume 1: Prison Notebooks

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Volume 1: Prison Notebooks

Volume 1

Antonio Gramsci. Edited and translated by Joseph A. Buttigieg and Antonio Callari

Columbia University Press

Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937) is widely celebrated as the most original political thinker in Western Marxism and an all-around outstanding intellectual figure. Arrested and imprisoned by the Italian Fascist regime in 1926, Gramsci died before fully regaining his freedom. Nevertheless, in his prison notebooks, he recorded thousands of brilliant reflections on an extraordinary range of subjects, establishing an enduring intellectual legacy.

Columbia University Press's multivolume Prison Notebooks is the only complete critical edition of Antonio Gramsci's seminal writings in English. The notebooks' integral text gives readers direct access not only to Gramsci's influential ideas but also to the intellectual workshop where those ideas were forged. Extensive notes guide readers through Gramsci's extraordinary series of reflections on an encyclopedic range of topics. Volume 1 opens with an introduction to Gramsci's project, describing the circumstances surrounding the composition of his notebooks and examining his method of inquiry and critical analysis. It is accompanied by a detailed chronology of the author's life. An unparalleled translation of notebooks 1 and 2 follows, which laid the foundations for Gramsci's later writings. Most intriguing are his earliest formulations of the concepts of hegemony, civil society, and passive revolution.
Altogether a tremendous acheivement...This volume provides us with an immediate sense of the scale and diverseity of Gramsci's project. Times Literary Supplement
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chronology
Prison Notebooks
Notebook 1 (1929-1930): First Notebook
Notebook 2 (1929-1933): Miscellaneous I
Notes
Notebook 1: Description of the Manuscript
Notes to the text
Notebook 2: Description of the Manuscript
Notes to the text
Illustrations
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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. During 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.