Were You Always an Italian?: Ancestors and Other Icons of Italian America

Author: Maria Laurino

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393343510

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 7278

"One of the best books about the immigrant experience in America....unique and gracefully written."—San Francisco Chronicle Maria Laurino sifts through the stereotypes bedeviling Italian Americans to deliver a penetrating and hilarious examination of third-generation ethnic identity. With "intelligence and honesty" (Arizona Republic), she writes about guidos, bimbettes, and mammoni (mama's boys in Italy); examines the clashing aesthetics of Giorgio Armani and Gianni Versace; and unravels the etymology of southern Italian dialect words like gavone and bubidabetz. According to Frances Mayes, she navigates the conflicting forces of ethnicity "with humor and wisdom."

Leaving Little Italy

Essaying Italian American Culture

Author: Fred L. Gardaphe

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791485978

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 215

View: 635

Provides an overview of the past, present, and future of Italian American culture.

Vertigo

A Memoir

Author: Louise DeSalvo

Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY

ISBN: 1558617779

Category: Social Science

Page: 306

View: 9579

Born to immigrant parents during World War II and coming of age during the 1950s, DeSalvo finds herself rebelling against a script written by parental and societal expectations. In her revealing family memoir, DeSalvo sifts through painful memories to give voice to all that remained unspoken and unresolved in her life: a mother's psychotic depression, a father's rage and violent rigidity, a sister's early depression and eventual suicide, and emerging memories of childhood incest. At times humorous and often brutally candid, DeSalvo also delves through the more recent conflicts posed by marriage, motherhood, and the crisis that started her on the path of her life's work: becoming a writer in order to excavate the meaning of her life and community.In Vertigo, Louise DeSalvo paints a striking picture of the easy freedom of the husband and fatherless world of working-class Hoboken, New Jersey, the neighborhood of her early childhood, where mothers and children had an unaccustomed say in the running of their lives while men were off defending their country, but were jolted back into submission when World War II ended. Hoboken was not a place where girls were encouraged to develop their minds, or their independent spirits, yet it is that tenement-dotted city with its pulse and energy, wonderful Italian pastry, and sidewalk roller-skating contests, and not suburban Ridgefield, where the family moves when Louise is seven, that claims Louises heart.Written with an honesty that is as rare as it is unsettling, Vertigo also speaks to broader truths about the impact of ethnicity, class, and gender in American life. Offering inspiration and a healthy dose of subversion, this personal story of a writers life is also a study of the alchemy between lived experience and creativity, and the life-transforming possibilities of this process.

Tod und Leben großer amerikanischer Städte

Author: Jane Jacobs

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3035602123

Category: Architecture

Page: 220

View: 6992

In The Death and Life of Great American Cities durchleuchtet Jane Jacobs 1961 die fragwürdigen Methoden der Stadtplanung und Stadtsanierung in Amerika, der "New Yorker" nannte es das unkonventionellste und provozierendste Buch über Städtebau seit langem. Die deutsche Ausgabe wurde schnell auch im deutschsprachigem Raum zu einer viel gelesenen und diskutierten Lektüre. Sie ist jetzt wieder in einem Nachdruck zugänglich, mit einem Vorwort von Gerd Albers (1993), das nach der Aktualität dieser Streitschrift fragt.

Die Auserwählten - Im Labyrinth

Maze Runner 1

Author: James Dashner

Publisher: Chicken House

ISBN: 3646921013

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 496

View: 7641

Ein tödliches Labyrinth ohne Ausweg - Spannung pur! Sein Name ist Thomas. An mehr kann er sich nicht erinnern. Und er ist an einem bizarren Ort gelandet – einer Lichtung, umgeben von einem riesigen Labyrinth. Zusammen mit fünfzig Jungen, denen es genauso geht wie ihm, sucht Thomas einen Weg in die Freiheit. Der führt durch das Labyrinth, dessen gewaltige Mauern sich Nacht für Nacht verschieben, und in dem mörderische Kreaturen lauern. Doch gibt es wirklich einen Weg hinaus? Und wer hat sich dieses grauenvolle Szenario ausgedacht? Den Jungen bleibt nicht viel Zeit, um es herauszufinden ... Alle Bände der weltweiten Bestseller-Serie und Filmvorlage »Maze Runner«: Die Auserwählten im Labyrinth (Band 1) Die Auserwählten in der Brandwüste (Band 2) Die Auserwählten in der Todeszone (Band 3) Die Auserwählten - Kill Order (Band 4, spielt 15 Jahre vor Band 1) Die Auserwählten - Phase Null (Band 5, spielt unmittelbar vor Band 1)

F & L Primo

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Italian Americans

Page: N.A

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Mein italienisches Herz

Roman

Author: Laurie Fabiano

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548610368

Category:

Page: 517

View: 7669

Giovanna heiratet ihre Sandkastenliebe Nunzio. Doch in Kalabrien, ihrer Heimat, herrscht um 1900 grosse Armut. Nunzio wandert aus nach New York, um für seine junge Familie eine Zukunft aufzubauen. Doch ein schwerer Schicksalsschlag verändert alles.

Don't Tell Mama!

The Penguin Book of Italian American Writing

Author: Regina Barreca

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 545

View: 4048

Representing the best Italian-American contributions to American literature, this comprehensive anthology of fiction, poetry, journalism, and essays ranges from the 1800s to the present day and includes both classic works and previously unpublished pieces from Don DeLillo, Mario Puzo, Gay Talese, Louise DeSalvo, and others. Original.

Our Roots are Deep with Passion

Creative Nonfiction Collects New Essays by Italian American Writers

Author: Lee Gutkind,Joanna Clapps Herman

Publisher: Other PressLlc

ISBN: 9781590512425

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 286

View: 5854

Thoughtful, poignant, and hilarious personal essays collected by the editors of Creative Nonfiction explore the meanings of Italian-American identity. In the twenty-one nonfiction narratives collected in Our Roots Are Deep with Passion, established and emerging writers with family ties to Italy reflect on the ways that their lives have been accented with uniquely Italian-American flavors. Several of the essays breathe new life into the time-honored theme of family—Louise DeSalvo honors her grandfather, nick-named “the drunk” because he spent his life of hard work drinking wine instead of water, and James Vescovi portrays the close of the stormy relationship between his father and grandmother. Other stories tackle the mystical side of Italian-American life, like Laura Valeri’s account of a summer vacation séance in Sardinia that goes eerily awry. And elsewhere, Stephanie Susnjara charts the history of garlic in society and her kitchen, and Gina Barreca offers an unabashed confession of congenital jealousy. Lee Gutkind, founding editor of Creative Nonfiction, the nation’s premier nonfiction prose literary journal, and Joanna Clapps Herman have brought together artful essays by novelists, scholars, critics, and memoirists from across the country. The pieces are as varied as their authors, but all explore the unique intersections of language, tradition, cuisine, and culture that characterize the diverse experience of Americans of Italian heritage.

Book Lust

Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason

Author: Nancy Pearl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781570613814

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 287

View: 4479

Presents 170 themed reading lists designed for any type of reading, from "chick lit" to books on bicycling, covering a wide variety of tastes and topics.

Crossing Cultures

Readings for Composition

Author: Myrna Knepler,Annie Knepler,Ellie Knepler

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780205331673

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 462

View: 5535

The sixth edition of this cross-cultural writing anthology contains eight thematically organized units that introduce students to a wide variety of cultures in the United States, allowing them to analyze cultural differences and reflect on their own cultural background. Each selection has been chosen because it is accessible and puts forth a subject and style that will engage college students and provide thought-provoking material for class discussion as well as compelling ideas for writing. The thematic units provide logical groupings for class study, but the text is also flexible and allows teachers to pair readings in a variety of ways. A headnote for each piece provides background information to help students prepare for the reading. The questions that follow each selection guide students through the reading and help them analyze both the content and style of the work. The writing questions can be used for formal paper assignments or as prompts for less formal writing.

12 Rules For Life

Ordnung und Struktur in einer chaotischen Welt - Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben!

Author: Jordan B. Peterson

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641239842

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 9252

Der Nr.1-Bestseller aus den USA: Wie man in einer von Chaos und Irrsinn regierten Welt bei Verstand bleibt! Wie können wir in der modernen Welt überleben? Jordan B. Peterson beantwortet diese Frage humorvoll, überraschend und informativ. Er erklärt, warum wir Kinder beim Skateboarden alleine lassen sollten, welches grausame Schicksal diejenigen ereilt, die alles allzu schnell kritisieren und warum wir Katzen, die wir auf der Straße antreffen, immer streicheln sollten. Doch was bitte erklärt uns das Nervensystem eines Hummers über unsere Erfolgschancen im Leben? Und warum beteten die alten Ägypter die Fähigkeit zu genauer Beobachtung als höchste Gottheit an? Dr. Peterson diskutiert Begriffe wie Disziplin, Freiheit, Abenteuer und Verantwortung und kondensiert Wahrheit und Weisheit der Welt in 12 praktischen Lebensregeln. »12 Rules For Life« erschüttert die Grundannahmen von moderner Wissenschaft, Glauben und menschlicher Natur. Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben garantiert!

The Italians

Author: C. J. Shane

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780737727654

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 6518

Presents a series of essays on the experiences of Italians who have migrated to the United States, discussing their troubled homelands, their problems in assimilation, and their current status as a marginalized minority in American culture.