This anthology -- the first general-reader collection of writing by Italian American authors -- is part manifesto, part Sunday dinner. A gathering of voices old and new, some speak in the accents of another age, some completely contemporary and assured, and all together for the first time. To stand with all the other popular media images we represent, now, at last, one exists in written form, the literature of Italian American life. Inside, there are excerpts from novels, memoirs, short stories, essays, and poems -- by the ...

The Italian American Reader 2005, Harper Paperbacks, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780060006679

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