A cura di Guido Liguori e Pasquale Voza (Pequeña presentación en inglés a cargo de los autores)
In the last ten years of his life, while in prison Gramsci dedicated much thought to the defeat of the communist movement and the failure of the revolution in the West. He reworked the fundamental questions of his previous political action, rethinking the answers that had been given and the experiences lived through. On this basis, he devised a particular lexis of his own, in order to express his political theory and, together with it, an entire world of concepts that would exert their influence over the most varied fields of knowledge. This language of his often invents new words, or reinvents old ones, infusing them with new and different meanings. The Gramscian Dictionary 1926-1937, a collective work by scholars of different nationalities, cultures and expertise, reconstructs the meaning of the lexical items and concepts present in the Prison Notebooks and the Prison Letters and, uniting scientific rigour and clarity of exposition, through its over 600 entries provides the necessary accompaniment to the world’s most widely known Italian thinker of modern times.