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Italian Passages: Making and Thinking History

John Paul Russo and Teri Ann Bengiveno eds. 2010

 

Italian Passages: Making and Thinking History. John Paul Russo and Teri Ann Bengiveno eds. 2010. 300 pp. Denver, Colorado. November 1-3, 2007.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 Preface

 

I. Social and Political Histories
5 NANCY CARONIA
The Exilic Immigrant

21 MICHAEL CAROSONE
Disgracing the Family? The History/Non-History of Gay Italian Americans

 

38 GEORGE DE STEFANO
A Burning Hatred for the Ruling Class: Frank Barbaro’s Radical Life, from the (Brooklyn) Docks to the (New York) Supreme Court

56 JEROME KRASE
Seeing the Past, Present, and Future of North Denver’s Little Italy

 

74 STEFANO LUCONI
Italian Americans and Transnationalism: Old Wine in New Bottles?

88 MARIE-CHRISTINE MICHAUD
Columbus Day: A Celebration Revisited by the Denver Post (2000–2007)

 

II. Cultural Representations
111 ALAN J. GRAVANO
Recycling and Redemption in DeLillo’s Underworld

132 JAMES PERICONI
Survey of Pre-World War II Italian-Language American Book Publishing

 

150 MARIE A. PLASSE
Italian American Literary Passages: The Body, (Re)membering, and Mourning the Past in Tina De Rosa’s Paper Fish

164 JOHN PAUL RUSSO
Three Places from ‘Nostalgia: Wanderings in Italy’

 

185 JOANNE RUVOLI
Immigrant Daughter and Hollywood Secretary: The Letters of Valeria Belletti

203 PAOLA ALESSANDRA SENSI-ISOLANI
Gone West: An Italian Immigrant Looks Back

 

III. Memoir
221 CAROL BONOMO ALBRIGHT
Italian-American Childhood in Greenwich Village

233 IRENE G. FANNING
Growing Up in Little Italy, North Denver

 

239 DENISE SCANNELL GUIDA
Memoir of an Italian Nose

250 FRANK PALMERI
My Hometown — Little Italy

 

259 GERALDINE PERGOLA
Growing Up in North Denver’s Little Italy

262 MARY POMARICO
Nettie Pomarico

 

264 JOSEPH V. RICAPITO
In the Manner of a Memoir: Diversity: Then and Now

IV. Poetry
279 MICHAEL ANANIA
The Mirror of Simple Spirits
Concerning Accident

 

282 JOSEPH BATHANTI
Restoring Sacred Art

284 GEORGE GUIDA
Pacino
Piccola Italia
So I Don’t Look Italian

 

293 Index