Were You Always an Italian?: Ancestors and Other Icons of Italian America
ISBN: 9780393321951 / 0393321959
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"One of the best books about the immigrant experience in America....unique and gracefully written."?San Francisco ChronicleMaria Laurino sifts through the stereotypes bedeviling Italian Americans to deliver a penetrating and hilarious examination of third-generation ethnic identity. With "intelligence and honesty" (Arizona Republic), she writes about guidos, bimbettes, and mammoni (mama's boys in Italy); examines the clashing aesthetics of Giorgio Armani and Gianni Versace; and unravels the etymology of southern Italian dialect words like gavone and bubidabetz. According to Frances Mayes, she navigates the conflicting forces of ethnicity "with humor and wisdom."
|Amazon Sales Rank||1,195,585|
|Publisher||W. W. Norton & Company|
|Studio||W. W. Norton & Company|
|Manufacturer||W. W. Norton & Company|
|Count Per Package||1|
|Dimensions||5.5 x 0.6 x 8.3 inches. 0.6 pounds|
|Package Dimensions||8.5 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches. 0.7 pounds|
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