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by A. Kenneth Ciongoli,Jay Parini

Author: A. Kenneth Ciongoli,Jay Parini
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: UPNE (October 15, 1997)
Pages: 338 pages
Category: Fiction and Literature
Rating: 4.1
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Jay Parini (born April 2, 1948) is an American writer and academic. House of Days (1998) poems.

Jay Parini (born April 2, 1948) is an American writer and academic. He is known for novels, poetry, biography, screenplays and criticism. Having published novels about Leo Tolstoy, Walter Benjamin, and Herman Melville, Jay Parini is regarded as one of the leading innovators in the genre of biographical fiction. While Parini’s contributions to American letters are many and varied, as he is a first-rate poet, a well-respected critic, and a masterful novelist," writes Michael Lackey.

Kenneth Ciongoli, Jay Parini . Memoirs in the first section reveal the truths of the people and relationships behind the stereotypes.

Beyond the godfather . Italian American Writers on the Real Italian American Experience. Parini describes his quest to learn if his & connections'' to the Old Country were & or just a piece of trumped-up sentimentality. Occasionally, the personal reflections become intensely uncomfortable, as in Louise DeSalvo's recollections of vicious fights between her mother and her step-grandmother.

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Beyond The Godfather book. Where are all the Italian American writers?' Ciongoli and Parini respond convincingly with this anthology of essays by 23 Italian American writers

Beyond The Godfather book. Where are all the Italian American writers?' Ciongoli and Parini respond convincingly with this anthology of essays by 23 Italian American writers. Where are all the Italian American writers?'

In 1972, The Godfather, based on Mario Puzo’s Mafia-based book of. the same name, became a sensation in American pop culture, not only because . Beyond The Godfather. Hanover: University Press of New. England, 1997.

In 1972, The Godfather, based on Mario Puzo’s Mafia-based book of. the same name, became a sensation in American pop culture, not only because of its box-office. success and critical acclaims, but also because it added new depth to the character of the Italian.

After reading Beyond the Godfather, I realized, like the contributors whose surnames mask their heritage, that I would have to explain my credentials for writing about a book on "the real Italian American experience

Hanover and London: The UP of New England, 1997. Beyond the Godfather collects memoirs with essays on literature and culture, all by Italian-Americans, most of them professors of literature. After reading Beyond the Godfather, I realized, like the contributors whose surnames mask their heritage, that I would have to explain my credentials for writing about a book on "the real Italian American experience. Like them, I am a second generation American, but my ethnicity was mixed at my parents' marriage, not mine: my father's parents came from Ireland, my mother's from Italy.

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In the New York Times Book Review, Gay Talese raised the question, "Where are all the Italian American writers?" Two years later, editors Ciongoli and Parini respond convincingly with this anthology of essays by 23 Italian American writers. Memoirs in the first section reveal the truths of the people and relationships behind the stereotypes. Whether reflecting on rosary beads, the aroma of garlic sauteed in olive oil, a bigotry that labels a child "the smelly Italian," or the art of perfect ironing, these writers share abiding love and respect for their cultural heritage and engage readers with their poignant accounts. Some consider how these experiences shaped them as writers: Talese himself credits time spent in his family's dress shop as the source of his nonfiction writing style.The next section provides analyses of Italian American literature, and a third traces some Italian American political struggles. Essential for Italian American readers and students, Beyond "The Godfather" is also a must for anyone who would know more of what it is to be Italian in our society and for those wishing to learn about the struggle between assimilation and the preservation of one's cultural birthright.CONTIBUTORS: John Agresto, Michael Barone, Regina Barreca, Mary Cappello, Matilda Cuomo, Louise DeSalvo, Richard Gambino, Fred L. Gardaphe, Claire Gaudiani, Sandra Gilbert, Dana Gioia, Edvige Giunta, Linda Hutcheon, Maria Laurino, Frank Lentricchia, Alane Salierno Mason, Joseph V. Scelsa, Gay Talese, Anthony J. Tamburri, Marianna De Marco Torgovnick, Rudolph J. Vecoli, and the editors