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Italoamericana : The Literature of the Great Migration, 1880-1943 / Francesco Durante, Robert Viscusi, Anthony Julian Tamburri.

Publication:
New York, NY : Fordham University Press, [2014]
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1 online resource (1032 pages)
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De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Italian American literature -- History and criticism.
Language:
In English.
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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
To appreciate the life of the Italian immigrant enclave from the great heart of the Italian migration to its settlement in America requires that one come to know how these immigrants saw their communities as colonies of the mother country. Edited with extraordinary skill, Italoamericana: The Literature of the Great Migration, 1880-1943 brings to an English-speaking audience a definitive collection of classic writings on, about, and from the formative years of the Italian-American experience.Originally published in Italian, this landmark collection of translated writings establishes a rich, diverse, and mature sense of Italian-American life by allowing readers to see American society through the eyes of Italian-speaking immigrants. Filled with the voices from the first generation of Italian-American life, the book presents a unique treasury of long-inaccessible writing that embodies a literary canon for Italian-American culture-poetry, drama, journalism, political advocacy, history, memoir, biography, and story-the greater part of which has never before been translated.Italoamericana introduces a new generation of readers to the "Black Hand" and the organized crime of the 1920s, the incredible "pulp" novels by Bernardino Ciambelli, Paolo Pallavicini, Italo Stanco, Corrado Altavilla, the exhilarating "macchiette" by Eduardo Migliaccio (Farfariello) and Tony Ferrazzano, the comedies by Giovanni De Rosalia, Riccardo Cordiferro's dramas and poems, the poetry of Fanny Vanzi-Mussini and Eduardo Migliaccio.Edited by a leading journalist and scholar, Italoamericana introduces an important but little-known, largely inaccessible Italian-language literary heritage that defined the Italian-American experience. Organized into five sections-"Annals of the Great Exodus," "Colonial Chronicles," "On Stage (and Off-Stage)," "Anarchists, Socialist, Fascists, Anti-Fascists," and "Apocalyptic Integrated / Integrated Apocalyptic Intellectuals"-the volume distinguishes a literary, cultural, and intellectual history that engages the reader in all sorts of archaeological and genealogical work.The original volume in Italian: Italoamericana Vol II: Storia e Letteratura degli Italiani negli Stati Uniti 1880-1943
Contents:
Italoamericana
Frontmatter
Contents
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction to the American Edition
Part I. Chronicle of the Great Exodus
Introduction
To the Readers
Shine? . . . Shine?
For Humanity
The Biography of a Bootblack
Little Italy
How It Feels to Represent a Problem
The Children of Emigrants
Neither Foreigners nor Americans
Public Service Is My Motto
Part II. Colonial Chronicles
Introduction
Peppino
The Destruction of San Francisco, April 18, 1906
The Five Points
To Giuseppe Giacosa
Two Stories
A Story, Sketches, and a Play
An Emigrant's Diary
Two Poems
Two Poems
Three Poems
The Poor Woman
The Little Madonna of the Italians
Bohemian and Detective
Brunori's Fortune
Hold Up!
The Two Girlfriends
The Flapper
Seven Poems
The Hula Hula Flag
The Verdict
Part III. On Stage (and Off )
Introduction
The Interrogation of Pulcinella
Four Poems and a Dramatic Play
Five Poems
Three Poems
Nofrio on the Telephone
Child Abductors, or, The Black Hand
Two Poems
The Americanized Calabrian
Dante's Colony
The Pichinicco
Spaghetti House
Two Poems
Six Poems
Domestic Court
Leaves in the Whirlwind
Part IV. Anarchists, Socialists, Fascists, and Antifascists
Introduction
The First of May
Two Poems
Methods of the Socialist Struggle
An Editorial and a Dramatic Play
A Letter and a Story
Six Poems
Brief Discourses
Four Poems
Four Poems
The Fire
In Union Square Park
Fascism in America
The Lighthouse
To Mussolini, the Immortal
Two Poems
Two Poems
The Failed Ambush
Remembering Michele Schirru
What to Do?
Two Articles
Once Again Tresca
Part V. Integrated Apocalyptics
Introduction
A Story and a Poem
A Schoolmaster of the Great City
Viola
In an Immigrant Community
The Day of Summer
Son of Italy
Incipit Vita Nova
The Torture of the Soul
Miracle
A Picture of 1907
Bibliography
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 23. Jul 2020)
Contributor:
Durante, Francesco, editor., Editor,
Periconi, James J.
Tamburri, Anthony Julian, editor., Editor,
Viscusi, Robert, editor., Editor,
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780823260645
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9780823260645 doi
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Restricted for use by site license.