This volume is the first of two containing a selection of Antonio Gramsci's political writings from the time of his initial involvement in Italian politics to his imprisonment by Mussolini in 1926. This selection culminates in the 'Red Years' of 1910-20, and also features texts by Bordiga and Tasca from their debates with Gramsci. It traces Gramsci's development as a revolutionary socialist during the First World War, his thoughts on the Russian Revolution and his involvement in the general strike and factory occupations of 1920. Also included are his reactions to the emerging fascist movement, and contributions to the early stages of the debate about the establishment of the Communist Party of Italy
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Book Description London: Lawence and Wishart, 1977/78., 1977. 8°, gebundene Ausgabe. Book Condition: Gut. 393 und 516 Seiten, Leinenbände mit illustriertem Schutzumschlägen. Umschläge mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren, Namenzug auf Vorsätzen, insgesamt ein zeitgemäß gutes Exemplar. - The earliest piece in this selection (the firnt of two volumes) from Antonio Gramsci's political writings prior to his imprisonment dates from 1910. The author wrote it at the age of twenty, in his final year at school in Sardinia, before he became a Socialist. The last piece was written just before the January 1921 Livorno Congress of the Italian Socialist Party (PSI), which was also the founding Congress of the Communist Party of Italy (PCd'I): Gramsci was then almost thirty and a major figure on the revolutionary left in his country. The decade which these texts span was perhaps the key watershed of our century. During those few years, the First World War left 10 million dead and twice as mang wounded. The Second International was swamped by the upsurge of nationalist passions and pressures in 1914, and collapsed. In Russia, the February Revolution of 1917 overthrew the Tsarist regime. It was followed within a few months by the Bolshevik Revolution, which destroyed the fragile bourgeois Order installed in February; took Russia out of the War; deprived capitalism at one stroke of the largest country on the globe; sent ripples of enthusiasm and fear throughout the world; successfully confronted foreign Intervention and a terrible civil war (though at a price in internal repression which was destined to haue heavy consequences); and embarked upon Socialist construction. The Third International was founded in 1919, as a revolutionary wave swept through muck of continental Europe. (Introduction) Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1400. Bookseller Inventory # 4731