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THE WRITINGS OF BENITO MUSSOLINI
ENGLISH AND ITALIAN SOURCES
The following reading list provides bibliographic information for the most comprehensive collections of Benito Mussolini's speeches, writings, and publications that are available. Unfortunately, the political philosophy of Mussolini has not received the attention it deserves, meaning that the largest collections of his work are available only in Italian.
Research Note - For those using the Library of Congress, when requesting multi-volume sets, be certain to specify the volume number that you want. For the entire set note that you want all of the volumes. Failure to specify the volume you want means your call slip will returned by the reference librarian for clarification. This can add considerable time to the research process.
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Edoardo e Duilio Susmel (eds.), Opera omnia, 35 volumes (Firenze: La Fenice, 1951-62). Library of Congress Call Number DG575 .M8 A13. Note - Opera omnia is the most comprehensive collection of Mussolini's writings, speeches, and publications.
Benito Mussolini, The Doctrine of Fascism (Firenze: Vallecchi, 1936). Library of Congress Call Number DG571 .M752 1936. Note - To read this document online see WFF Document: Benito Mussolini, The Doctrine of Fascism (1932)
Benito Mussolini, My Autobiography (New York, C. Scribner's Sons, 1928). Library of Congress Call Number DG575 .M8 A2 1928.
Benito Mussolini, My Rise and Fall, 2 Volumes (New York: Da Capo Press, 1998). Library of Congress Call Number DG575.M8 A2 1998. Note - This volume includes Mussolini's autobiography (listed above) and the posthumously published volume The Fall of Mussolini: His Own Story (New York, 1948).
Benito Mussolini, I discorsi della rivoluzione (Milano: Imperia, 1923). Library of Congress Call Number DG575.M8 A3.
Barone Bero Quaranta di San Severino (ed.), Mussolini, As Revealed in His Political Speeches (November 1914-August 1923) (New York: H. Fertig, 1976). Library of Congress Call Number DG575 .M8 A35 1976.
Benito Mussolini, The Corporate State (New York: H. Fertig, 1975). This is a reprint of the 1938 Mussolini publication Stato Corporativo. Library of Congress Call Number HD3216 .I83 M8 1975. Note - This work includes the Fascist Labour charter, the text of laws on syndicalist and corporate organizations, and explanatory notes.
Benito Mussolini, Memoirs, 1942-1943. Tr. F. Lobb (London: G. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1949). Library of Congress Call Number DG575 .M8 A5423.
Duilio Susmel (ed.), Corrispondenza inedita (Milano: Edizioni del Borghese, 1972) Library of Congress Call Number DG575 .M8 A23 1972. Note - This is a collection of unedited Mussolini correspondence.
Edoardo Susmel (ed.), Venticinque scritti e un discorso di Benito Mussolini, da lui proibiti, 1915-1919 (Milano: Edizioni del Milione, 1950). Library of Congress Call Number DG575.M8 A17. Some of Mussolini's early writings and speeches from his days as a Communist.
Edoardo Susmel (ed.), Scritti e discorsi adriatici (Milano: Hoepli, 1942). Library of Congress Call Number D651 .I6 M8.
Vittorio Zincone (ed.), Hitler e Mussolini, Lettere e documenti (Milano: Rizzoli, 1946). Library of Congress Call Number D735 .H55.
JOURNALS AND NEWSPAPERS
Gerarchia. Rassegna mensile della rivoluzione fascista. Volumes 1-14. Library of Congress Microfilm 38457. Note - Gerarchia is a journal founded by Mussolini. His writings often appeared in its pages.
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