Australian Left Review

Article Title

Antonio Gramsci: The Man

Abstract

A lecturer in politics at Monash University contributes the first of a series on the famous Italian marxist Antonio Gramsci. The concluding part of this article will be published in the next issue of ALR.

Later articles will consider Gramsci’s understanding of Marxism and particularly his concept of hegemony, his views on the role of a socialist party in advanced capitalist countries and on the role of intellectuals and intellectual activity.

The author, who started work at sixteeti, educated himself through matriculation and part of his degree while working at all sorts of manual and clerical jobs. He has travelled widely and speaks four languages. He spent a year and a half in Italy in 1956-57 and almost a year in 1962-63 learning the language and something of the Italian labor movement.

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