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Poets of the Italian Diaspora

Poets of the Italian Diaspora
Edited by Luigi Bonaffini, and Joseph Perricone
In the century between 1870 and 1970, about twenty-seven million migrants left Italy to work and live abroad. As a result, the worldwide Italian diaspora reportedly numbers more than sixty million people. Until now, however, there has not been an anthology devoted to the literature of the Italian diaspora that places it in a global context. This landmark volume presents a truly international selection of works by more...

Personal Effects

Personal Effects
Edited by Nancy Caronia, and Edvige Giunta
The two editors and eighteen scholars and creative nonfiction writers offer a lucid view of a writer who has produced one of the most provocative bodies of memoir writing in contemporary US literature, a scholar who has enriched our understanding of Virginia Woolf, and a teacher who has transformed countless lives.

Making Italian America

Making Italian America
Edited by Simone Cinotto
Addressing topics in the history and sociology of fashion, film, food, popular music, sports, masculinity, youth subcultures, and the politics of consumption, Making Italian America explores consumer culture in Italian American history and life, the role of consumption in the production of ethnic identities, and the commodification of cultural difference.

Sabato Rodia's Towers in Watts

Sabato Rodia's Towers in Watts
Edited by Luisa Del Giudice
This volume gathers groundbreaking critical essays on Sabato (Simon) Rodia's renowned Watts Towers (Los Angeles, California) from diverse disciplinary perspectives, extensively highlighting his migration context as never before, as well as the Towers in the context of human and community development within the "Watts Towers Common Ground Initiative."


The Literature of the Great Migration, 1880-1943
Edited by Francesco Durante
General Editor of the American Edition: Robert Viscusi
Translations Editor: Anthony Julian Tamburri
Bibliographic Editor: James J. Periconi

". . . [A] kaleidoscopic, thousand-page anthology of memoirs, poetry, political commentary and newspaper excerpts . . ."

-Sam Roberts, The New York Times


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