Antonio Gramsci

How’s Your Little Brain?

Letters on the Love of Study

Comment va-t-il ton petit cerveau ?

Lettres sur l’amour de l’étude
April 22, 2021
Epistolary
64 pages
100 × 165 mm
7,95 €
9788831312646
978-8-8313-1264-6
Translated from Italian by Delphine Ménage

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Antonio Gramsci, How’s Your Little Brain?
Antonio Gramsci, How’s Your Little Brain?

Educate yourself, because we will need all our intelligence.
Mobilize yourself, because we will need all our enthusiasm.
Get organized, because we will need all our strength.

A model student for teachers, a spirit to be stifled for the fascist regime, a free man despite his detention, Gramsci kindly transmits his passion for understanding. The intellectual who became the moral conscience of Italy reveals himself in his letters as a stern father, all the more moving because he shows from a distance the path of study and knowledge to his friends, nephews and children, as well as to each one of us.

The author

Writer, Marxist theorist, founding member of the Italian Communist Party, Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937) spent eleven years in prison by order of the fascist regime. Convinced that study allows each person to forge his or her own identity, to acquire historical awareness and thus the power to act and transform the world, it was through his Prison Letters and Notebooks that the philosopher succeeded in entrusting to his sons and disciples the sum of his thoughts of his struggle.

The edition

Letters chosen and presented by Marco Federici Solari.

Strong points

A deep reflection on the transmission and the taste of knowledge.

Writing to fight isolation and denounce fascism engendered by ignorance.

An exhortation to discover or rediscover the importance of studying.

April 22, 2021
Epistolary
64 pages
100 × 165 mm
7,95 €
9788831312646
978-8-8313-1264-6
Translated from Italian by Delphine Ménage

Collection Les Plis” les livres prêts-à-expédier