on 31 August 2011
I have been a fan of Gramsci since discovering his works while at university and I am guessing anyone considering this purchase is probably acquainted with his thoughts through the various "Selections from the Prison Notebooks" that have been printed. Obviously the three full volumes here only scratch at the surface of Gramsci's output but they do benefit from a revised format based on the original editions taking more recent scholarly studies into consideration as well.
They are a very attractive set, well presented in a nice slip case that make for an intresting and aesthetically pleasing addition to a set of bookshelves, though the temptation just to sit and look at them should not get in the way of actually taking them down and giving them their due attention- while style may be impressive, it cannot be allowed to overshadow content (especially relevant in relation to the study of Gramsci!) and it does not here.