Re-reading Italian Americana: Specificities and Generalities on Literature and Criticism (The Fairleigh Dickinson University Press Series in Italian Studies)

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781611476545: Re-reading Italian Americana: Specificities and Generalities on Literature and Criticism (The Fairleigh Dickinson University Press Series in Italian Studies)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Anthony Julian Tamburri is dean of the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute at Queens College, CUNY.

Review:

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. (Midwest Book Review)

In this most welcome contribution to the field, Tamburri offers an authoritative, comprehensive, and at times provocative examination of key questions surrounding Italian American Studies. ...This is an important work that has masterfully achieved its goal of teaching us a new way of reading and reconsidering Italian American literature. (Mark Pietralunga, chair of modern languages and linguistics, Florida State University)

Re-reading Italian Americana is a brilliant analysis of the status of Italian American studies in America and Italy, a powerful appraisal of critical works in the field, and a literary feast. Enriched by Tamburri's original and informed commentary on major writers and poets from di Donato to Mazziotti Gillan, it persuasively argues for the importance of Italian Americana in the American literary and cultural canon. Tamburri has written an indispensable book that is required reading for anyone who cares about multiethnic writing in the contemporary scene. (Josephine Gattuso Hendin, professor of English, New York University)

Dr. Tamburri removes the velo off of Italian-Americana giving a new perspective into its authors and critical writers. He sums them up then gives them a shove. By examining some of our hallowed writers and critics with precision and insight and with an enjoyable and accessible language Re-reading Italian Americana tells us that what we took for granted may no longer be accurate and that it’s time to get tough and redefine the recent past. Re-reading Italian Americana is a must read for anyone interested in learning what the Italian American experience is all about. With new immigrants from different parts of the world making their homes in the United States today Anthony Tamburri’s Re-reading Italian Americana is extremely relevant for what it says about one of the last century’s most contradictory groups to ever be absorbed by the so-called melting pot. (Richard Vetere, novelist, poet, playwright, film and television writer)

A few times–a very few times–in a generation, a work of literary and cultural scholarship, critical analysis, and winning polemic comes along that we confidently describe as a landmark in the field. For many reasons, Re-Reading Italian Americana qualifies for the honor. It is unique in its accessibility of presentation without sacrifice of precision and complexity, and tough in its call for Italian Americans to get involved, stop the cheerleading and sentimentality, and contribute. (Frank Lentricchia)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781611479089: Re-reading Italian Americana: Specificities and Generalities on Literature and Criticism (The Fairleigh Dickinson University Press Series in Italian Studies)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1611479088 ISBN 13:  9781611479089
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson University P..., 2015
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

TAMBURRI, ANTHONY JULIAN
Published by Rowman and Littlefield Publishers
ISBN 10: 1611476542 ISBN 13: 9781611476545
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rowman and Littlefield Publishers. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 1611476542

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 58.60
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Anthony Julian Tamburri
Published by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 1611476542 ISBN 13: 9781611476545
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, United States, 2013. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Re-reading Italian Americana broadens the scope of Italian/American literary criticism by investigating the work of six authors and the degree to which they successfully represent Italian Americana in their prose or poetry. Highlighting the work of Pietro di Donato, Mario Puzo, Luigi Barzini, Joseph Tusiani, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, and Rina Ferrarelli, this book examines the current state of analysis dedicated to this topic and its reception both in the United States and in Italy. Seller Inventory # ANB9781611476545

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 70.81
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Anthony Julian Tamburri
Published by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 1611476542 ISBN 13: 9781611476545
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, United States, 2013. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Re-reading Italian Americana broadens the scope of Italian/American literary criticism by investigating the work of six authors and the degree to which they successfully represent Italian Americana in their prose or poetry. Highlighting the work of Pietro di Donato, Mario Puzo, Luigi Barzini, Joseph Tusiani, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, and Rina Ferrarelli, this book examines the current state of analysis dedicated to this topic and its reception both in the United States and in Italy. Seller Inventory # ANB9781611476545

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 79.02
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

TAMBURRI, ANTHONY JU
Published by RL (2018)
ISBN 10: 1611476542 ISBN 13: 9781611476545
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description RL, 2018. Hardback. Condition: NEW. 9781611476545 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Print on Demand title, produced to the highest standard, and there would be a delay in dispatch of around 10 working days. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Seller Inventory # HTANDREE01270842

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 73.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.46
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Tamburri, Anthony Julian
Published by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
ISBN 10: 1611476542 ISBN 13: 9781611476545
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1611476542 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Seller Inventory # SWATI2122818359

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 83.98
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Anthony Julian Tamburri
Published by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 1611476542 ISBN 13: 9781611476545
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, United States, 2013. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Re-reading Italian Americana broadens the scope of Italian/American literary criticism by investigating the work of six authors and the degree to which they successfully represent Italian Americana in their prose or poetry. Highlighting the work of Pietro di Donato, Mario Puzo, Luigi Barzini, Joseph Tusiani, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, and Rina Ferrarelli, this book examines the current state of analysis dedicated to this topic and its reception both in the United States and in Italy. Seller Inventory # BTE9781611476545

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 102.25
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Tamburri, Anthony Julian
Published by Fairleigh Dickinson University (2013)
ISBN 10: 1611476542 ISBN 13: 9781611476545
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fairleigh Dickinson University, 2013. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111611476542

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 124.16
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Anthony Julian Tamburri
Published by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (2013)
ISBN 10: 1611476542 ISBN 13: 9781611476545
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2013. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1611476542

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 156.86
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Tamburri, Anthony Julian
Published by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (2013)
ISBN 10: 1611476542 ISBN 13: 9781611476545
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookVistas
(New Delhi, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2013. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # BD1-9781611476545

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 252.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.51
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds