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Farms, Factories, and Families
Farms, Factories, and Families (July 2014)
Italian American Women of Connecticut
Anthony V. Riccio - Author
Mary Ann McDonald Carolan - Foreword by

Documents the rich history of Italian American working women in Connecticut, including the crucial role they played in union organizing.

Often treated as background figures throughout their history, Italian women of the lower and working classes have always struggled and toiled alongside men, and this did not change following emigration to America. Through numerous oral history narratives, Farms, Factories, ...(Read More)
 
 
No Longer and Not Yet
No Longer and Not Yet (March 2014)
Stories
Joanna Clapps Herman - Author

Stories of small-town life on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

The stories in No Longer and Not Yet look at the ways our lives are lived in the split seconds between what is no longer but is still not yet. Most take place on Manhattan’s iconic Upper West Side, in the shops, hallways, and parks that reveal this well-known “big city” neighborhood for the tiny, even backwater village it mo...(Read More)
 
 
The Transatlantic Gaze
The Transatlantic Gaze (February 2014)
Italian Cinema, American Film
Mary Ann McDonald Carolan - Author

Tracks the influence of Italian cinema on American film from the postwar period to the present.

In The Transatlantic Gaze, Mary Ann McDonald Carolan documents the sustained and profound artistic impact of Italian directors, actors, and screenwriters on American film. Working across a variety of genres, including neorealism, comedy, the Western, and the art film, Carolan explores how and why American dire...(Read More)

 
 
The Guitar and the New World
The Guitar and the New World (April 2013)
A Fugitive History
Joe Gioia - Author

A transformative look at a popular instrument and a hidden chapter of American history.

The American guitar, that lightweight wooden box with a long neck, hourglass figure, and six metal strings, has evolved over five hundred years of social turmoil to become a nearly magical object—the most popular musical instrument in the world. In The Guitar and the New World, Joe Gioia offers a many-limbed soci...(Read More)
 
 
The Graphic Art of Robert Cimbalo
The Graphic Art of Robert Cimbalo (February 2013)
Robert Cimbalo - Author
Eugene Paul Nassar - Editor

A selection of lithographs, etchings, woodcuts, and drawings by Robert Cimbalo.

Nationally celebrated as a painter and illustrator of scenes of Italian American life, Robert Cimbalo was known early in his career as “The Printmaker,” and this book brings together a selection of his lithographs, etchings, woodcuts, and drawings. Included here are illustrations for Dante’s Inferno and Dylan Tho...(Read More)
 
 
L Is for Lion
L Is for Lion (February 2013)
An Italian Bronx Butch Freedom Memoir
Annie Rachele Lanzillotto - Author

FINALIST – 2014 Lambda Literary Award in the Lesbian Memoir/Biography Category, presented by the Lambda Literary Foundation

A 1960s Bronx tomboy learns how to survive her brutal but humorous Italian family and all the rest that life throws her. The harder you hit the pavement, the higher you fly.

This vivid memoir speaks the intense truth of a Bronx tomboy whose 1960s ...(Read More)
 
 
The Sadness of Antonioni
The Sadness of Antonioni (August 2011)
A Novel
Frank Lentricchia - Author

An American adventure in the Antonioni vein—visually rich and emotionally mysterious.

Part Mafia murder mystery, part novel of ideas, but most of all a love story, The Sadness of Antonioni follows Hank Morelli, a young assistant professor of film obsessed with Antonioni’s L’Avventura. As he embarks on an unlikely romance with a Wendy’s cashier, he is also drawn into th...(Read More)
 
 
Corbino
Corbino (March 2011)
From Rubens to Ringling
Janis Londraville - Author
Richard Londraville - Author
Karal Ann Marling - Foreword by

A biography of one of America’s neglected grand masters.

A Sicilian immigrant who trained at the Art Students League in New York, Jon Corbino (1905–1964) was one of the most influential members of the “Sarasota School” of art, a group of painters and artists, many of them expatriate New Yorkers, who came to the west coast of Florida for its natural beauty, the quality of its light, and the open-aired...(Read More)
 
 
The Anarchist Bastard
The Anarchist Bastard (March 2011)
Growing Up Italian in America
Joanna Clapps Herman - Author

FINALIST – 2011 ForeWord Book of the Year in the Autobiography/Memoir Category

A tribute to the Italian American family and its trying bonds of love.

“I was born in 1944, but raised in the twelfth century.” With that, Joanna Clapps Herman neatly describes the two worlds she inhabited while growing up as the child of Italian American immigrants in Waterbury, Connectic...(Read More)
 
 
Cooking with Chef Silvio
Cooking with Chef Silvio (September 2010)
Stories and Authentic Recipes from Campania
Silvio Suppa - Author
Anthony V. Riccio - With

A guided tour of the cuisine, culture, and rich culinary history of the Campania region of Italy.

Join Anthony V. Riccio and Chef Silvio Suppa for a guided tour of the rich culinary history of southern Italy. Known to the Romans as Campania Felix, or “fertile countryside,” Chef Silvio’s home region of Campania is blessed with rich volcanic soil and warm sea breezes, which has resulted...(Read More)
 
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