Gramsci giovane: la critica e le interpretazioni
N. 4, OTTOBRE-DICEMBRE
L’EDIZIONE NAZIONALE E GLI STUDI GRAMSCIANI
Young Gramsci: criticism and interpretations
Gramsci’s intellectual and political formation in the 1910s – a period long deemed of limited relevance in his biography ? has recently received renewed critical and scholarly attention. The essay maps out young Gramsci’s critical fortunes and misfortunes. It opens with the earliest interpretations, whose main aim was to establish the level of Leninism characterizing the initial expressions of Gramsci’s thought, and then moves on to the subsequent divergence between those critics who deemed Gramsci’s early work irrelevant to the overall understanding of his thought, and those who, conversely, considered it the precocious expression of a distinctive political and intellectual identity.
The current resurgence of Gramscian studies has lately made it possible to reconstruct the path leading Gramsci into the theoretical range of communism, thereby establishing continuities and discontinuities with his original concept of socialism.