One of the world's most influential cultural critics, Antonio Gramsci's writings on the interconnection between culture and politics fundamentally changed the way that scholars view both. Among the first to argue that art is not the product of "men of genius" but rather particular historical and social contexts, Gramsci remains one of the most widely read theorists of modern culture.
Antonio Gramsci was a founding member of the Italian Communist Party and spent most of his adult life imprisoned by Benito Mussolini. After his death and the subsequent publication of his Prison Notebooks, he came to be known as one of the twentieth century's foremost cultural critics.
"This impeccably translated and presented volume of Gramsci's writings on culture is like a voice from a number of other ages." —Andrian Rifkin, Block
"This is a welcome work that will contribute to the dissemination of the ideas of an important thinker." —Maurice A. Finocchiaro, Review of Metaphysics