Antonio Gramsci

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Antonio Gramsci (22 January 1891 – 27 April 1937) was an Italian writer, politician, political theorist, sociologist, and linguist. He was a founding member and onetime leader of the Communist Party of Italy and was imprisoned by Benito Mussolini's Fascist regime.

Gramsci was one of the most important Marxist thinkers in the 20th century. His writings are heavily concerned with the ... more »

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  • ''I turn and turn in my cell like a fly that doesn't know where to die.''
    Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937), Italian political theorist. Letter, July 20, 1931. Gramsci: Letters from Prison, no. 199, trans. by Raymond Rosenthal (19...
  • ''I'm a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will.''
    Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937), Italian political theorist. letter, Dec. 19, 1929. Gramsci: Letters from Prison, trans. by Raymond Rosenthal (1993).
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