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Were You Always an Italian?: Ancestors and Other Icons of Italian America

by Maria Laurino

ISBN: 9780393321951 / 0393321959

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"One of the best books about the immigrant experience in America....unique and gracefully written."?San Francisco Chronicle

Maria 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."

ISBN 13 978-03-93321-95-1
ISBN 10 0-393-32195-9
ASIN 0393321959
  • 9780393321951
Amazon Sales Rank 1,195,585
Main Category Paperback
Group Book
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Studio W. W. Norton & Company
Manufacturer W. W. Norton & Company
Package Quantity 1
Count Per Package 1
Colors Multicolor
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
Language(s) English (Published)
English (Original Language)
English (Unknown)
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