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Anthony Julian Tamburri on Re-reading Italian Americana @ Calandra

(Feb 17, 2014)

Anthony Julian Tamburri’s new book Re-reading Italian Americana: Specificities and Generalities on Literature and Criticism (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2013) examines the current state of Italian-American literature. By focusing on the works of a number of germane writers and poets (including Mario Puzo, Rina Terrarelli, and Luigi Barzini, among others) as well as their cultural, historical, and critical milieus, Tamburri develops a thoughtful and up-to-the-minute assessment of this growing field of study.

“A brilliant analysis of the status of Italian American studies in America and Italy, a powerful appraisal of critical works in the field, and a literary feast. … Tamburri has written an indispensable book that is required reading for anyone who cares about multiethnic writing in the contemporary scene.”
—Josephine Gattuso Hendin, New York University

The Philip V. Cannistraro Seminar Series in Italian American Studies
Thursday, Februrary 20, 2014, 6PM
The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
25 West 43 Street, New York