Edizioni Spartaco is a small indipendent publisher, founded in 1995.
In 2003 our perspective changed and we decided to enter the national market, by creating two new series: in the first (“La campana”) we publish essays about history of Southern Italy. The second series (“Il risveglio”) contains historical-political books of libertarian inspiration, welcoming reflections and experiences regarding power and the various ways to oppose it and to reach autonomy, with a critical, un-authoritarian and un-rhetorical attitude.
The main feature of this series is the complete independence from the literary genre: in this series, we have political pamphlets, classical works of anarchists, journalistic writings and articles, reportages, satires and travel accounts. Other feature of this series is the “combined” presence – even in the same book, as author and editor or translator – of important writers (such as Dos Passos, Tolstoj, Twain, Silone, Levi, Malatesta and Lafargue), young Italian writers and scholars in what we call “intergenerational agreement”. In this series we also have a little “library” of Feminism (Maria Lacerda, Flora Tristan, Mary Wollstonecraft, Jane Addams, Vera Brittain, Marie Louise Berneri, Malwida von Meysenbug). Now, the two series of essays and non-fiction come together in a new series, with a new format and a new graphic structure: I Saggi

In 2005 we have created a series of fiction, “Dissensi”: the “dissidence” we want to deal with is political dissidence, wherever it shows and in whatever regime (democratic, too) it finds a reason to exist, but also social or relational dissidence (as reaction to conformism, family disagreements, etc.).


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