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Italian Signs, American Streets: The Evolution of Italian American Narrative (New Americanists) Paperback – March 5, 1996

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“Bursting with energy and insights. Fred Gardaphé has added a powerful and original chapter to the literary history of modern America.”—Frank Lentricchia

About the Author

Fred L. Gardaphé is Professor of English at Columbia College, Chicago. He is the editor of Italian American Ways and author of Dagoes Read: Tradition and the Italian American Writer.

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Product Details

  • Series: New Americanists
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Duke University Press Books (March 5, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0822317397
  • ISBN-13: 978-0822317395
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,139,347 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The first 2 or 3 chapters are really quite compelling. The author explains the powerful emotional component of the Italian-American writers
at the turn of the century into the 1940's. I found that all quite
gripping to read. The last several chapters fade somewhat in comparison
to the earlier ones, but, overall, I would recommend the book to anyone
interested in American literature.
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Perhaps I missed the point of the book. I had expected extended excerpts of the mentioned authors' writings, rather than brief critiques on the authors themselves.
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The book was in the exact condition it said it would be in when I ordered it. The book itself was a wonderful book and it came on time.
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