Prison Notebooks

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

Columbia University Press

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Prison Notebooks

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 3 contains notebooks 6, 7, and 8, in which Gramsci develops his concepts of hegemony, civil society, and the state; reflects extensively on the Renaissance, the Reformation, and Machiavelli's political philosophy; and offers a trenchant critique of the cultural and political practices of fascism. A detailed analysis of positivism and idealism brings Gramsci's philosophy of praxis and conception of historical materialism into sharp relief. Also included are the author's extensive observations on articles and books read during his imprisonment.
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

About the Author

Joseph A. Buttigieg is the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of English and a fellow of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of A Portrait of the Artist in Different Perspective and has edited or coedited a number of volumes, including The Legacy of Antonio Gramsci, Criticism Without Boundaries, Gramsci and Education, and European Christian Democracy.