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Born to a poor family in Sardinia, Gramsci had to go to work as a child but still managed to distinguish himself as a bright and promising student. In 1910, after winning a scholarship, he attended the University of Torino, where he was influenced by Benedetto Croce and Francesco De Sanctis. He eventually rejected Croce's idealism, as well as the academic life, for Marxism and politics. His primary interest was the empowerment of the working class. He rose within the Socialist party to the position of secretary of the socialist section of Torino and founded the influential newspaper L'Ordine Nuovo (the New Order). In 1921 he cofounded the Italian Communist party and fought against Fascist policy. Elected party secretary in 1924, two years later he was arrested and sent to prison, where he produced much of his writing. He remained incarcerated until his death. Gramsci's writings chronicle the development of his thought on politics, culture, and education. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Selections from the Prison Notebooks… (more)
Letters from Prison 312 copies, 4 reviews
Prison Notebooks [3-volume set] 112 copies, 1 review
Odio gli indifferenti 73 copies, 1 review
Il Risorgimento 70 copies, 1 review
The Southern Question (Author) 51 copies, 1 review
Le Opere 20 copies
Sul fascismo 12 copies
Fiabe 7 copies
Textes 5 copies
La alternativa pedagica 4 copies, 1 review
Machiavelli 3 copies
Indifferenti 2 copies
2 1 copy
Cultural Resistance Reader (Contributor) 135 copies
Tesi di Lione (Contributor, some editions) 1 copy
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Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937), Italian writer, politician and political theorist; founding member and onetime leader of the Communist Party of Italy
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