Re-reading Italian Americana

Specificities and Generalities on Literature and Criticism

By (author) Anthony Julian Tamburri

Publication date:

05 December 2013

Length of book:

198 pages

Publisher

Fairleigh Dickinson University Press

ISBN-13: 9781611476545

This book is divided into three sections. The first section deals with the general situation of Italian/American literature and its reception both in the United States and in Italy. It also discusses other social and cultural issues that pertain to Italian Americana. Section two consists of six chapters, each discussing a specific author; three dedicated to prose (Pietro di Donato, Mario Puzo, Luigi Barzini), three dedicated to poetry (Joseph Tusiani, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Rina Ferrarelli). Section three examines the current state of criticism dedicated to Italian/American literature, the second part focusing in on a number of specific works.
The latest addition to the outstanding 'Fairleigh Dickinson University Press Series in Italian Studies', Re-Reading Italian Americana: Specificities and Generalities on Literature and Criticism is a 198 page compendium comprised of eight major literary analyses by Anthony Julian Tamburri that is organized into three sections. The first section deals with the general situation of Italian/American literature and its reception both in the United States and Italy. It also discusses other social and cultural issues that pertain to Italian Americana. Section two (Specificities of Reading Prose) consists of six chapters, each discussing a specific author; three dedicated to prose (Pietro di Donato, Mario Puzo, Luigi Barzini), three dedicated to poetry (Joseph Tusiani, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Rina Ferrarelli). Section three (Specifications of Reading Poetry) examines the current state of criticism dedicated to Italian/American literature, with the second part focusing in on number of specific works. A work of impressive and meticulous scholarship, Re-reading Italian Americana: Specificities and Generalities on Literature and Criticism is enhanced with the inclusion of an extensive bibliography and a comprehensive index, making it an extraordinary and highly recommended addition to academic library collections. It should be noted that Re-reading Italian Americana: Specificities and Generalities on Literature and Criticism is also available in a Kindle edition.