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“That Secret Fire”: Italo Calvino & the Primacy of Labor

This essay is the first in a short series I'm doing for this blog about the idea of "the party" on the left and its relevance at the current moment, inspired by Bhaskar's post on Jodi Dean's talk, "The Communist Horizon." I start with the writer Italo Calvino and Italian lessons on the party from the fifties.

This essay is the first in a short series I’m doing for this blog about the idea of “the party” on the left and its relevance at the current moment, inspired by Bhaskar’s post on Jodi Dean’s talk, “The Communist Horizon.” I start with the writer Italo Calvino and Italian lessons on the party from the fifties.

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