“Ti abbraccio teneramente,” Christmas from Prison

Laura E. Ruberto (December 26, 2008)
A selection of Antonio Gramsci’s Christmas letters from prison.

Earlier today, through the International Gramsci Society’s listserv, I received a note from Piero Zucaro with best wishes for the season to those on the listserv. Zucaro had compiled a series of excerpts of Gramsci’s letters regarding Christmas. I post here the three excerpts he compiled (in their original Italian) and two other excerpts translated into English. The letters were written to his sister-in-law Tatiana “Tania” Schuct, his mother, Peppina Marcias, and his older son, Delio.