Books for changing the world
Reading Gramsci
Reading Gramsci is a collection of essays by Spain’s most famous Gramsci scholar, Francisco Fernández Buey, with a unifying theme: the enduring relevance of Gramsci’s political, philosophical and personal reflections for those who wish to understand and transform ‘the vast and terrible world’ of capital. Buey distils Gramsci’s intimate thinking on the relation between love and revolutionary engagement from Gramsci’s personal correspondence; he reveals how Gramsci draws on both Marxism and Machiavellianism in order to formulate his conception of politics as a collective ethics; he retraces the trajectory of Gramsci’s thinking in the Prison Notebooks, and elucidates Gramsci’s reflections on the relation between language and politics.

Reading Gramsci is of considerable biographical and philosophical interest for scholars and partisans of communism alike.

English translation of Leyendo a Gramsci, published by El Viejo Topo in 2001

Part of the Historical Materialism (HM) Book Series.