Italoamericana: The Literature of the Great Migration, 1880-1943

Italoamericana: The Literature of the Great Migration, 1880-1943

By: Francesco Durante (editor), Robert Viscusi (general_editor), Anthony Julian Tamburri (volume_editor), James J. Periconi (with)Paperback

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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

About Author

Francesco Durante born in Anacapri, teaches the Culture and Literature of Italian Americans at the Universita Suor Orsola Benincasa in Naples. As one of Italy's foremost journalists and literary critics, he has written for various Italian newspapers and journals. He is the author and editor of numerous books, including the groundbreaking Italoamericana. Storia e letteratura degli italiani negli Stati Uniti, 1776-1943, in two volumes (the second was published with the same title by Fordham University Press in 2014); Figli di due mondi. Fante, DiDonato & C: narratori italoamericani degli anni Trenta e Quaranta; Scuorno (vergogna); I napoletani; and, together with the late Rudolph J. Vecoli, Oh Capitano! La vita favolosa di Celso Cesare Moreno in quattro continenti. He has edited two volumes of Mondadori's prestigious Meridiani series on John Fante and Domenico Rea. In addition to various editions of mannerist and baroque poets and American writers, he has translated seven volumes of John Fante, two by Bret Easton Ellis, and other writers such as William Somerset Maugham, George Arnold, and William Dean Howells. Durante is the artistic director of the annual Salerno Literary Festival. His latest book is La letteratura italoamericana (2017). Robert Viscusi, Ph.D., is Professor of English and executive officer of the Wolfe Institute for the Humanities at Brooklyn College, president of the Italian American Writers Association, novelist, critic, scholar of Italian-American literature and culture, and author of the epic poem "Ellis Island." Anthony Julian Tamburri is Dean of the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute at Queens College, CUNY. He holds a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. He is codirector of Bordighera Press and past president of the American Italian Historical Association and of the American Association of Teachers of Italian. His books include Narrare altrove: diverse segnalature letterarie (2007); Una semiotica dell'etnicita: nuove segnalature per la letteratura italiano / americana (2010); Re- viewing Italian Americana: Generalities and Specificities on Cinema (2011); and Re- reading Italian Americana: Specificities and Generalities on Literature and Criticism (2014). He is a cofounder of the Italian American Digital Project. Since 2007, he has been the executive producer of the TV program Italics. James J. Periconi, a Manhattan attorney, exhibited his collection of more than one hundred Italian-language American imprints of authors whose works are excerpted in Italoamericana at New York's Grolier Club in 2012 and extensively catalogued these works in Strangers in a Strange Land.


Preface Acknowledgments Introduction Part I. Chronicle of the Great Exodus Introduction Carlo Barsotti To the Readers Ferdinando Fontana Shine? ... Shine? Luigi Roversi For Humanity Rocco Corresca Biography of a Bootblack Gaetano Conte Little Italy Gino Carlo Speranza How It Feels to Represent a Problem Alberto Pecorini The Children of Emigrants Alberto Tarchiani Neither Foreigners nor Americans Al Capone Public Service Is My Motto Part II. Colonial Reports Introduction Luigi Donato Ventura Peppino Fanny Vanzi-Mussini The Destruction of San Francisco, April 18, 1906 Adolfo Rossi The Five Points Giuseppe Antonio Cadicamo To Giuseppe Giacosa Edoardo Michelangeli Two Stories Bernardino Ciambelli A Story, Sketches, and a Play Camillo Cianfarra An Emigrant's Diary Thomas Fragale Two Poems Antonio Calitri Two Poems Angelo Rosati Three Poems Calicchiu Pucciu The Poor Woman Paolo Pallavicini The Little Madonna of the Italians Italo Stanco Bohemian and Detective Ernesto Valentini Brunori's Fortune Eugenio Camillo Branchi Hold Up! Dora Colonna The Two Girlfriends Caterina Maria Avella The Flapper Severina Magni Seven Poems Antonio Marinoni The Hula Hula Flag Corrado Altavilla The Verdict Part III. On Stage (and Off) Introduction Francesco Ricciardi The Interrogation of Pulcinella Riccardo Cordiferro Four Poems and a Dramatic Play Eduardo Migliaccio Five Poems Tony Ferrazzano Three Poems Giovanni De Rosalia Nofrio on the Telephone Armando Cennerazzo Child Abductors, or The Black Hand Gino Calza Two Poems Michele Pane The Americanized Calabrian Achille Almerini Dante's Colony Pasquale Seneca The Pichinicco Vincenzo Campora Spaghetti House Alfredo Borgianini Two Poems Rodolfo Valentino Six Poems Silvio Picchianti Domestic Court Ario Flamma Leaves in the Whirlwind Part IV. Anarchists, Socialists, Fascists, and Antifascists Introduction Giuseppe Ciancabilla The First of May Simplicio Righi Two Poems Luigi Galleani Methods of the Socialist Struggle Umberto Postiglione An Editorial and a Dramatic Play Ludovico M. Caminita A Letter and a Story Giuseppe Bertelli Six Poems Alberico Molinari Brief Discourses Arturo Giovannitti Four Poems Efrem Bartoletti Four Poems Vincenzo Vacirca The Fire Onorio RuotoloIn Union Square Park Agostino De Biasi Fascism in America Rosario Ingargiola The Lighthouse Rosa Zagnoni Marinoni To Mussolini, the Immortal Rosario Di Vita Two Poems 000 Umberto Liberatore Two Poems Armando Borghi The Failed Ambush Virgilia D'Andrea Remembering Michele Schirru Raffaele Schiavina What to Do? Carlo Tresca Two Articles Ezio Taddei Once Again Tresca Part V. Integrated Apocalyptics Introduction Lisi Cecilia Cipriani A Story and a Poem Angelo Patri A Schoolmaster of the Great City Silvio VillaViola Constantine PanunzioIn an Immigrant Community Emanuel Carnevali The Day of Summer Pascal D'Angelo Son of Italy Francesco Ventresca Incipit Vita Nova Louis Forgione The Torture of the Soul Giuseppe Cautela Miracle Edward Corsi A Picture of 1907 Notes Bibliography Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780823260621
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 1032
  • ID: 9780823260621
  • ISBN10: 0823260623

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