Italian Stories (American Literature (Dalkey Archive)) - PDF free download eBook

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ITALIAN STORIES pays homage to the Italian-American experience, celebrating an Italian neighborhood in the Bronx in the 1940s and mourning the loss of a righ ethnic identity when the next...

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Original Title
Italian Stories (American Literature (Dalkey Archive))
ISBN13
9781564783066
Edition Format
Paperback
Number of Pages
295 pages
Book Language
English
Ebook Format
PDF, EPUB

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ITALIAN STORIES pays homage to the Italian-American experience, celebrating an Italian neighborhood in the Bronx in the 1940s and mourning the loss of a righ ethnic identity when the next generation moves to the suburbs. With stories that are both melancholy and comic, Papaleo explores the contradictory desires of assimilation: his characters want to live the life of the a ITALIAN STORIES pays homage to the Italian-American experience, celebrating an Italian neighborhood in the Bronx in the 1940s and mourning the loss of a righ ethnic identity when the next generation moves to the suburbs. With stories that are both melancholy and comic, Papaleo explores the contradictory desires of assimilation: his characters want to live the life of the average American while maintaining a link to their rich heritage.

At the same time, Papaleo rails against the damaging stereotypes of Italian-Americans propogated by the media in popular films and television programs.

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