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ISBN-10: 022671909X
ISBN-13: 9780226719092
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 02/16/2022
Dimensions: 9.10" L, 6.20" W, 1.10" H

To Live Is to Resist: The Life of Antonio Gramsci

Translator: Laura Marris
Foreword by: Nadia Urbinati

Hardcover

Price: $35.00

Overview

This in-depth biography of Italian intellectual Antonio Gramsci casts new light on his life and writing, emphasizing his unflagging spirit, even in the many years he spent in prison.

One of the most influential political thinkers of the twentieth century, Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937) has left an indelible mark on philosophy and critical theory. His innovative work on history, society, power, and the state has influenced several generations of readers and political activists, and even shaped important developments in postcolonial thought. But Gramsci’s thinking is scattered across the thousands of notebook pages he wrote while he was imprisoned by Italy’s fascist government from 1926 until shortly before his death.

To guide readers through Gramsci’s life and works, historian Jean-Yves Frétigné offers To Live Is to Resist, an accessible, compelling, and deeply researched portrait of an extraordinary figure. Throughout the book, Frétigné emphasizes Gramsci’s quiet heroism and his unwavering commitment to political practice and resistance. Most powerfully, he shows how Gramsci never surrendered, even in conditions that stripped him of all power–except, of course, the power to think.

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"[Frétigné brings a] wealth of new material and welcome precision to his biography. . . . If Gramsci has aged better than many of his peers, it is in part because he became a thinker for a defeated, rather than a triumphalist, left. The ground of this inquiry may have shifted in the decades since his death, but the main battle lines remain the same, and this still makes Gram­sci a thinker worth turning to in our moment."
–Thomas Meaney "The New Republic"
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Details

ISBN-10: 022671909X
ISBN-13: 9780226719092
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 02/16/2022
Dimensions: 9.10" L, 6.20" W, 1.10" H
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