Italian Stories

Lannan Selections
Joseph Papaleo

Italian Stories pays homage to the Italian-American experience, celebrating an Italian neighborhood in the Bronx during the 1930s and ’40s, and mourning the loss of this ethnic identity with the migration of subsequent generations 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 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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Publication: Lannan Selections
Format: Paperback / softback
Number of pages: 416
ISBN-13: 9781564783066
GTIN13: 9781564783066
Publication date: 1/1/2002
Language: eng
List price: $13.95