Prison Notebooks

Volumes 1, 2, and 3

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

Columbia University Press

Prison Notebooks

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Pub Date: January 2011

ISBN: 9780231157551

2032 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $85.00£63.00

Prison Notebooks

Volumes 1, 2, and 3

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

Columbia University Press

Columbia University Press's multivolume Prison Notebooks is the only complete critical edition of Antonio Gramsci's seminal writings in English. Based on the authoritative Italian edition of Gramsci's work, Quaderni del Carcere, this comprehensive translation presents the intellectual as he ought to be read and understood, with critical notes that clarify Gramsci's history, culture, and sources; an index of names; and a contextualization of the thinker's ideas against his earlier writings and letters. This set includes notebooks 1 through 8 with all attendant notes and materials and is an indispensible resource for scholars in the humanities and social sciences.

Until Joseph 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 the leadership in English in only an artificially contrived form. Now Buttigieg's monumental and magesterial work is available in paperback. Scholars, teachers, students, activists, general readers -- rejoice!

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

The existence of an affordable, complete, critical edition of the prison notebooks will represent a major scholarly and political achievement, the consummation of generations of social labor by friends and scholars of Gramsci.

Joel Wainwright, Marx and Philosophy Review of Books

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.