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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)
 
 
Bitter Greens
Bitter Greens (August 2010)
Essays on Food, Politics, and Ethnicity from the Imperial Kitchen
Anthony Di Renzo - Author

Food-based reflections on Italian food, American culture, and globalization.

Despite the inclusion of six classic recipes, Bitter Greens is not an ethnic cookbook but a Roman banquet of political satire, cultural criticism, and culinary memoir. Set primarily in the Empire State and arranged like the courses of a traditional Italian meal, Anthony Di Renzo’s wide-ranging essays meditate on Italian ...(Read More)
 
 
The Italian Actress
The Italian Actress (December 2009)
A Novel
Frank Lentricchia - Author

A has-been American filmmaker encounters love, cruelty, and death in Italy.

Set in Italy, Frank Lentricchia’s sixth novel features a has-been Italian American filmmaker, once internationally acclaimed for the beauty of his images and his experiments in pornography but now stuck in prolonged creative drought. At an obscure film festival in Volterra he meets the aging but still stunning Claudia Cardinale, star...(Read More)
 
 
By the Breath of Their Mouths
By the Breath of Their Mouths (December 2009)
Narratives of Resistance in Italian America
Mary Jo Bona - Author

Examines the liberating power of speech and its influence on generations of Italian American writers.

In By the Breath of Their Mouths, Mary Jo Bona examines the oral uses of language and the liberating power of speech in Italian American writing, as well as its influences on generations of assimilated Italian American writers. Probing and wide-ranging, Bona’s analysis reveals the lasting importance...(Read More)
 
 
Once an Engineer
Once an Engineer (September 2009)
A Song of the Salt City
Joe Amato - Author

FINALIST - 2009 ForeWord Book of the Year in the Autobiography/Memoir Category

A funny, tragic, garlicky chronicle of growing up on the wrong side of the tracks in Central New York.

Once an Engineer is a funny, tragic, garlicky chronicle of a dozen years spent growing up on the wrong side of the tracks. The tail end of the sixties finds Joe and his younger brother, M...(Read More)
 
 
Religious Festive Practices in Boston's North End
Religious Festive Practices in Boston's North End (July 2009)
Ephemeral Identities in an Italian American Community
Augusto Ferraiuolo - Author

A comprehensive cultural and historical portrait of Italian American identities in Boston’s North End.

In this lively and accessible book, Augusto Ferraiuolo examines the many religious festivals in the Italian American community of Boston’s North End. Using interviews, participant observation, and visual data, Ferraiuolo creates a vivid picture of how, over the course of a summer season, a number of re...(Read More)
 
 
The Italian American Experience in New Haven
The Italian American Experience in New Haven (July 2006)
Images and Oral Histories
Anthony V. Riccio - Author
Mary Ann McDonald Carolan - Foreword by
Philip Langdon - Afterword

A compelling social history of a vibrant immigrant community, told through interviews and photographs.

“This volume describes, both in words and in images, the physical, emotional, and spiritual sensibilities of the Italian immigrant. These stories, like the photographs that accompany them, are a fundamental part of our individual and collective experience as a nation.” — from the Foreword by Mary ...(Read More)
 
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