Echo: Essays on Other Literatures (Picas Series)

Echo: Essays on Other Literatures (Picas Series)

by Joseph Pivato
     
 

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This collection of essays explores the literature of Italian immigrants in Canada and their children by focusing on the central role that themes of migration hold in their work. Addressing topics such as the oral roots of Canadian immigrant writing, the changing place of women in works of the Italian diaspora, and the persistent difficulties of translation, this work

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This collection of essays explores the literature of Italian immigrants in Canada and their children by focusing on the central role that themes of migration hold in their work. Addressing topics such as the oral roots of Canadian immigrant writing, the changing place of women in works of the Italian diaspora, and the persistent difficulties of translation, this work provides an international perspective on some of the most pressing questions in the study of literature today. In addition to Canadian works, the work of immigrant writers from Australia and other countries is also considered, producing nuanced observations of cultural differences and affinities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550711769
Publisher:
Guernica Editions, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Series:
Picas Series 42 Series, #42
Pages:
98
Product dimensions:
4.16(w) x 6.92(h) x 0.56(d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Pivato is the author of Contrasts: Comparative Essays on Italian-Canadian Writing. He is a professor of English at Athabasca University in Edmonton. Sneja Gunew is a professor of English and women's studies at the University of British Columbia.

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