Monday, August 12, 2013

Antonio Gramsci

The grave of Antonio Gramsci, Cimitero acattolico, Non-Catholic Cemetery, Rome
The grave of Antonio Gramsci (1891–1937), intellectual and politician
One of the founders of the Italian Communist Party
Cimitero acattolico (Non-Catholic Cemetery)
Rome, May 2011

“After his party was outlawed by Benito Mussolini’s fascists, Gramsci was arrested and imprisoned (1926). At his trial the fascist prosecutor argued, ‘We must stop his brain from working for 20 years.’ In prison, despite rigorous censorship, Gramsci carried out an extraordinary and wide-ranging historical and theoretical study of Italian society and possible strategies for change. Plagued with poor health in the 1930s, he died not long after being released from prison for medical care.”
(Antonio Gramsci, Encyclopædia Britannica)

2 comments:

Dina said...

Stones on the grave. Was he Jewish?

cieldequimper said...

Nicely flowered still...