DAVID FORGACS is coeditor of Antonio Gramsci Selections from Cultural Writings and editor of Rethinking Italian Fascism. He is Professor in the Department of Italian, University College, University of London. ERIC J. HOBSBAWM is Emeritus Professor of Economics and Social History, Birkbeck College, University of London. He is the author of Industry and Empire and The Age of Extremes, among other books.
Very usefully pulls the key passages from Gramsci's writings into one volume, which allows English-language readers an overall view of his work. Particularly valuable are the connections it draws across his work and the insights which the introduction and glossary provide into the origin and development of some key Gramscian concepts."-Stuart Hall