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Christ in Concrete

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Pages : 244 pages
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Download and Read Christ in Concrete PDF by Pietro di Donato Full Book and published by Berkley. This book was released on 2004-09-07 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One of the 20th century's greatest works of social protest-and its 21st-century message. A classic examination of the American experience for hard-working Italian immigrants living in New York City's Lower East Side shortly before the Great Depression, Christ in Concrete focuses on a family's struggle against harsh economic realities and tenement living.


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Christ in Concrete

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Pages : 328 pages
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Download and Read Christ in Concrete PDF by Pietro Di Donato Full Book and published by MacMillan Publishing Company. This book was released on 1939 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Christ in Concrete takes place on the Lower East Side of New York City shortly before the Great Depression and portrays people rarely seen in American literature - the hardworking Italian immigrants who joined the construction trade and lived in the tenements near the waterfront." "Largely autobiographical, Christ in Concrete opens with the dramatic Good Friday collapse of a building under construction, which buries in its rubble the bricklayers working on the upper floors and literally crucifies in concrete Geremio, whose death leaves his pregnant wife and eight children impoverished. His bright, studious oldest son, Paul, at just twelve years of age, must take over his father's role - and job."--BOOK JACKET.


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Pietro DiDonato, the Master Builder

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Publisher : Bucknell University Press
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ISBN : 9780838752890
Pages : 180 pages
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Download and Read Pietro DiDonato, the Master Builder PDF by Matthew Diomede Full Book and published by Bucknell University Press. This book was released on 1995 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "In Pietro DiDonato, the Master Builder, author Matthew Diomede explores the role of the immigrant Italian-American writer in twentieth-century American letters by examining the life and work of the novelist, dramatist, and essayist Pietro DiDonato. Diomede uses the text of two lengthy interviews with the writer to discover the themes of love, death, women, beauty, rebellion, and the mystery of life that can be found in DiDonato's works. He also touches on DiDonato's writing process." "Diomede then incorporates these concepts into a critical analysis of several of DiDonato's works, including his novels, This Woman, Christ in Concrete, and Three Circles of Light; a play, The Love of Annunziata; two biographies, Immigrant Saint: The Life of Mother Cabrini and The Penitent; and an essay, Christ in Plastic. Central to Diomede's analysis are two concepts of analyst Carl Jung - that dreams can prove valuable in understanding ourselves and that full human realization occurs when a person takes on a father (male) component and a mother (female) component. Diomede also explores the development of DiDonato's autobiographical character, Paul/Paolo, in three novels and a play. He then demonstrates the value of dreams by tracing Paul's dream/nightmare in Christ in Concrete through DiDonato's oeuvre to the character's fullest development in This Woman, the pinnacle of DiDonato's work. Besides exploring the Jungian concepts in DiDonato's biographies, Diomede demonstrates how love is the "concrete" that is central to the author's work."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved


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Sensational Modernism

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ISBN : 1469606615
Pages : 344 pages
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Download and Read Sensational Modernism PDF by Joseph B. Entin Full Book and published by UNC Press Books. This book was released on 2012-09-01 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Challenging the conventional wisdom that the 1930s were dominated by literary and photographic realism, Sensational Modernism uncovers a rich vein of experimental work by politically progressive artists. Examining images by photographers such as Weegee and Aaron Siskind and fiction by writers such as William Carlos Williams, Richard Wright, Tillie Olsen, and Pietro di Donato, Joseph Entin argues that these artists drew attention to the country's most vulnerable residents by using what he calls an "aesthetic of astonishment," focused on startling, graphic images of pain, injury, and prejudice. Traditional portrayals of the poor depicted stoic, passive figures of sentimental suffering or degraded but potentially threatening figures in need of supervision. Sensational modernists sought to shock middle-class audiences into new ways of seeing the nation's impoverished and outcast populations. The striking images these artists created, often taking the form of contorted or disfigured bodies drawn from the realm of the tabloids, pulp magazines, and cinema, represented a bold, experimental form of social aesthetics. Entin argues that these artists created a willfully unorthodox brand of vernacular modernism in which formal avant-garde innovations were used to delineate the conditions, contradictions, and pressures of life on the nation's fringes.


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The Novel and the American Left

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Publisher : University of Iowa Press
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ISBN : 1587294753
Pages : 236 pages
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Download and Read The Novel and the American Left PDF by Janet Galligani Casey Full Book and published by University of Iowa Press. This book was released on 2004-06-01 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first collection of critical essays to focus specifically on the fiction produced by American novelists of the Depression era, The Novel and the American Left contributes substantially to the newly emerging emphasis on twentieth-century American literary radicalism. Recent studies have recovered this body of work and redefined in historical and theoretical terms its vibrant contribution to American letters. Casey consolidates and expands this field of study by providing a more specific consideration of individual novels and novelists, many of which are reaching new contemporary audiences through reprints. The Novel and the American Left focuses exclusively on left-leaning fiction of the Depression era, lending visibility and increased critical validity to these works and showing the various ways in which they contributed not only to theorizations of the Left but also to debates about the content and form of American fiction. In theoretical terms, the collection as a whole contributes to the larger reconceptualization of American modernity currently under way. More pragmatically, individual essays suggest specific authors, texts, and approaches to teachers and scholars seeking to broaden and/or complicate more traditional “American modernism” syllabi and research agendas. The selected essays take up, among others, such “hard-core"” leftist writers as Mike Gold and Myra Page, who were associated with the Communist Party; the popular novels of James M. Cain and Kenneth Fearing, whose works were made into successful films; and critically acclaimed but nonetheless “lost” novelists such as Josephine Johnson, whose Now in November (Pulitzer Prize, 1936) anticipates and complicates the more popular agrarian mythos of Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath. This volume will be of interest not only to literary specialists but also to historians, social scientists, and those interested in American cultural studies.


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The North American Italian Renaissance

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Publisher : Guernica Editions
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ISBN : 9781550711073
Pages : 136 pages
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Download and Read The North American Italian Renaissance PDF by Kenneth Scambray Full Book and published by Guernica Editions. This book was released on 2000 with total page 136 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Kenneth Scrambray offers the reader a critical analysis of the wide range of Italianese literature written over the last thirty years in North America. These last three decades in both Canada and America can justifiably be termed a renaissance in Italian writing.


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Buried Caesars, and Other Secrets of Italian American Writing

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Publisher : State University of New York Press
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ISBN : 0791482421
Pages : 296 pages
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Download and Read Buried Caesars, and Other Secrets of Italian American Writing PDF by Robert Viscusi Full Book and published by State University of New York Press. This book was released on 2012-02-01 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines the forces that have shaped Italian American writing, from the novels of John Fante to the musings of Tony Soprano.


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From the Margin

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Publisher : Purdue University Press
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ISBN : 9781557531520
Pages : 528 pages
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Download and Read From the Margin PDF by Anthony Julian Tamburri Full Book and published by Purdue University Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume of Italian Americana writings has been revised to include the lyrical voices of Mary Jo Bona, Peter Carravetta and Robert Viscusi; the prose writing of Mary Bucci Bush, Carol Maso, Ben Morreale and Anthony Valerio; and the critical voice of William Boelhower.


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Hollywood Italians

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Publisher : A&C Black
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ISBN : 9780826415448
Pages : 364 pages
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Download and Read Hollywood Italians PDF by Peter E. Bondanella Full Book and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2004-01-01 with total page 364 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This book is a celebration of nearly a century of images of Italians in American motion pictures and their contribution to popular culture." "Hollywood Italians covers the careers of dozens of stars including Rudolph Valentino, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, John Travolta, Sylvester Stallone, Marisa Tomei, James Gandolfini, and many others. In addition, the book reviews the work of such Italian American directors as Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese." "In all, Hollywood Italians discusses scores of films with a concentration on the most important, including their literary and European-cinematic roots. The book is capped by a comprehensive examination of The Godfather and its two sequels, as well as the international television phenomenon The Sopranos."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved


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History in the Media

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Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 157607952X
Pages : 501 pages
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Download and Read History in the Media PDF by Robert Niemi Full Book and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2006-01-01 with total page 501 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A resource on the depiction of historical events in film, on television, and on the Internet combines the latest scholarship with reviews of specific works.


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ISBN : 9780791459171
Pages : 222 pages
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Download and Read Leaving Little Italy PDF by Fred L. Gardaphe Full Book and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 2004-01-01 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides an overview of the past, present, and future of Italian American culture.


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Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
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ISBN : 0809510987
Pages : 344 pages
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Download and Read Dvd Savant PDF by Glenn Erickson Full Book and published by Wildside Press LLC. This book was released on 2004-11 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A compilation of selected review essays from Erickson's DVD Savant internet column.


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Publisher : Verso
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ISBN : 9781859841709
Pages : 596 pages
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Download and Read The Cultural Front PDF by Michael Denning Full Book and published by Verso. This book was released on 1998 with total page 596 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As garment workers, longshoremen, autoworkers, sharecroppers and clerks took to the streets, striking and organizing unions in the midst of the Depression, artists, writers and filmmakers joined the insurgent social movement by creating a cultural front. Disney cartoonists walked picket lines, and Billie Holiday sand 'Strange Fruit' at the left-wing cabaret, Café Society. Duke Ellington produced a radical musical, Jump for Joy, New York garment workers staged the legendary Broadway revue Pins and Needles, and Orson Welles and his Mercury players took their labor operas and anti-fascist Shakespeare to Hollywood and made Citizen Kane. A major reassessment of US cultural history, The Cultural Front is a vivid mural of this extraordinary upheaval which reshaped American culture in the twentieth century.


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Re-reading Italian Americana

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Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN : 1611476550
Pages : 198 pages
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Download and Read Re-reading Italian Americana PDF by Anthony Julian Tamburri Full Book and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2013-12-05 with total page 198 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Re-reading Italian Americana broadens the scope of Italian/American literary criticism by investigating the work of six authors and the degree to which they successfully represent Italian Americana in their prose or poetry. Highlighting the work of Pietro di Donato, Mario Puzo, Luigi Barzini, Joseph Tusiani, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, and Rina Ferrarelli, this book examines the current state of analysis dedicated to this topic and its reception both in the United States and in Italy.


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An American Story

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Pages : 174 pages
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Download and Read An American Story PDF by Louise Napolitano Full Book and published by Peter Lang Pub Incorporated. This book was released on 1995 with total page 174 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This text closely examines Pietro DiDonato's classic novel "Christ in Concrete" from an historical, sociological and literary perspective. Louise Napolitano examines "Christ in Concrete" (1939) as a chronicle of the experience of Italian immigrants in the United States during the twenties and early thirties. The literary analysis involves a thematic and stylistic study, focusing on the work's modern, realistic, naturalistic, romantic and classic qualities. In addition, this study places "Christ in Concrete" in both the American as well as the Italian American literary tradition.


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AFI Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States

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Publisher : Univ of California Press
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ISBN : 9780520215214
Pages : 1464 pages
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Download and Read AFI Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States PDF by American Film Institute Full Book and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 1999 with total page 1464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A descriptive listing of the films produced during this decade is presented together with credit and subject indices


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Perspectives on Literature and Translation

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1134521944
Pages : 258 pages
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Download and Read Perspectives on Literature and Translation PDF by Brian Nelson Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-10-15 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume explores the relationship between literature and translation from three perspectives: the creative dimensions of the translation process; the way texts circulate between languages; and the way texts are received in translation by new audiences. The distinctiveness of the volume lies in the fact that it considers these fundamental aspects of literary translation together and in terms of their interconnections. Contributors examine a wide variety of texts, including world classics, poetry, genre fiction, transnational literature, and life writing from around the world. Both theoretical and empirical issues are covered, with some contributors approaching the topic as practitioners of literary translation, and others writing from within the academy.