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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 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 2 contains Gramsci's notebooks 3, 4, and 5, written between 1930 and 1932. Their central themes are popular culture, Italian history, Americanism, and the Catholic Church as a religious institution and formidable politico-ideological force. Gramsci also touches on the Renaissance and Reformation, language and linguistics, military and diplomatic history, and Japanese and Chinese culture. Notebook 4 features an innovative reading of canto 10 from Dante's Inferno and a philosophical analysis of materialism and idealism. It also includes the first draft of Gramsci's famous observations on the history and role of intellectuals in society.


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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 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 2 contains Gramsci's notebooks 3, 4, and 5, written between 1930 and 1932. Their central themes are popular culture, Italian history, Americanism, and the Catholic Church as a religious institution and formidable politico-ideological force. Gramsci also touches on the Renaissance and Reformation, language and linguistics, military and diplomatic history, and Japanese and Chinese culture. Notebook 4 features an innovative reading of canto 10 from Dante's Inferno and a philosophical analysis of materialism and idealism. It also includes the first draft of Gramsci's famous observations on the history and role of intellectuals in society.

30 review for Prison Notebooks: Volume II

  1. 4 out of 5

    Dale

    These are tough reads, better for off the shelf reference.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Sunny

    much like the first one. i really enjoyed this collection of thoughts by gramsci. he talks about society, about literature, art, culture and the depth of knowledge and insight he gives is incredible. again there were large swathes of this that i skipped past because it referred to some very specific Italian intellectuals that i will probably never hear about again but evertheless the bibliography section and the notes section at the end was almost as good to read as Gramscis stuff itself. i orde much like the first one. i really enjoyed this collection of thoughts by gramsci. he talks about society, about literature, art, culture and the depth of knowledge and insight he gives is incredible. again there were large swathes of this that i skipped past because it referred to some very specific Italian intellectuals that i will probably never hear about again but evertheless the bibliography section and the notes section at the end was almost as good to read as Gramscis stuff itself. i ordered around 6 other books to read as shown in the notes section. i cant wait to start the final volume. amazing mind.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Sara Salem

    So interesting seeing the famous Gramsci excerpts lost inside small notes. Makes you think that scholars working on Gramsci have done almost as much work as Gramsci himself. That said this volume makes very clear his Eurocentrism and at times his racism, especially when he talks about Africa, at one time referring to the 'backwards African masses.' So interesting seeing the famous Gramsci excerpts lost inside small notes. Makes you think that scholars working on Gramsci have done almost as much work as Gramsci himself. That said this volume makes very clear his Eurocentrism and at times his racism, especially when he talks about Africa, at one time referring to the 'backwards African masses.'

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