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The Revolutionary Marxism of Antonio Gramsci
In this wide-ranging and engaging evaluation of Gramsci’s political thought, Rosengraten focuses on the Sardinian’s legacy and lasting influence.
Antonio Gramsci was not only one of the most original and significant communist leaders of his time but also a creative thinker whose contributions to the renewal of Marxism remain pertinent today. In The Revolutionary Marxism of Antonio Gramsci, Frank Rosengarten explores Gramsci's writings in areas as diverse as Marxist theory, the responsibilities of political leadership, and the theory and practice of literary criticism. He also discusses Gramsci's influence on the post-colonial world. Through close readings of texts ranging from Gramsci's socialist journalism in the Turin years to his prison letters and Notebooks, Rosengarten captures the full vitality of the Sardinian communist's thought and outlook on life.

  • “Rosengarten’s detailed study on Gramsci avoids covering old ground by not only showing what Gramsci is famous for, but by also highlighting the reasons, struggles (personally and collectively) as well as the life experiences behind the man who gave us the highly instructive concept of ideological hegemony.”
    —Thomas Klikauer, Capital and Class