Problemi di edizione degli scritti pre-carcerari

ANNO 52 2011
N. 4, OTTOBRE-DICEMBRE
Francesco Giasi
L’EDIZIONE NAZIONALE E GLI STUDI GRAMSCIANI

Editorial problems of the pre-prison writings
As compared with Gramsci’s prison writings, his pre-prison output has had a different reception. Gramsci never wrote a book as such and, despite pressure from different sources, never wanted his newspaper articles published in book form, even withdrawing permission for such a volume at the proof stage. From his first newspaper article in 1910 to the essay on the southern question, written just before his arrest, editors are presented with problems. His articles in the communist and socialist press are normally unsigned, thus causing serious and still open problems of attribution. This essay begins by reconstructing how Gramsci’s pre-prison political and journalistic writings were published, from the first two Einaudi editions onwards, concluding with a presentation of the criteria on which the National Edition is based.


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