Re-reading Italian Americana: Specificities and Generalities on Literature and Criticism
Anthony Julian Tamburri, Calandra Institute, Queens College, CUNY
Anthony Julian Tamburri’s volume 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