Italian Stories (Paperback) - Papaleo, Joseph

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Publisher Columbia Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9781564783066
SKU 30827197
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1564783065
Release Date 4/10/2007
Table Of Contents <font size="+2">Contents </font> <p> <pre> Prologue for an Ethnic Life..........................................3 Part One: Immigrant Epiphanies The Kidnap......................................................13 Mission.........................................................29 Nonna...........................................................38 Wedding Day for Ingebordo.......................................50 The Weeks of Charity............................................59 Winds...........................................................70 Graduation......................................................77 On the Mountain.................................................87 Resting Place...................................................99 Part Two: Losing the Bronx Agon...........................................................109 The Golden Fleece Returns via Le Havre.........................118 Homes and Rooms................................................128 The End........................................................138 You See What You Did...........................................145 The Shylock's Wedding..........................................175 Security: Passing the Torch....................................188 Prison Notes of the Sixties....................................197 The Word to Go.................................................208 Leaving Vermont................................................218 Part Three: Blendings and Losses The Last Sabbatical............................................231 Hits of the Past...............................................240 Twenty-Nine Steps towards Re-adhesion..........................250 Memories Reflected in Palm Springs.............................258 Shrinks........................................................267 Sizes..........................................................274 Friday Supper..................................................281 </pre> <!--excerpt-->
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 0.75T
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"[An] impressive collection....One infers that there's a lifetime of experience and reflection, as well as anger, behind these tightly plotted, deftly written, and often very funny pieces."
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Annotation Michael Joseph Spinelli is growing up in an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, surrounded by relatives, friends, Old World characters, and downright eccentrics. Seen through his eyes and those of his neighbors, this portrayal of the immigrant experience is set during the 1940s and '50s.
Editors Note Paying homage to the Italian-American experience, Italian Stories celebrates an Italian neighbourhood in the Bronx during the 1930s and '40s, and mourns the loss of this ethnic identity with the migration of subsequent generations to the suburbs. With stories that are both melancholy and comic, Papaleo here explores the contradictory desires of assimilation: his characters want to live the life of the average American while maintaining a strong link to their rich heritage. In addition, Papaleo rails against the damaging stereotypes of Italian-Americans propagated by the media in movies and television.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0295
Publisher Dalkey Archive Press
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