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ITALIAN WOMEN IN BLACK DRESSES
     

ITALIAN WOMEN IN BLACK DRESSES

by Maria Mazziotti Gillan
 
Written to read like a memoir, this collection of poetry details the life of a family across generations and provides a moving and haunting portrait of the Italian mother who is the center around which this family revolves. But this is much more than a story about ethnicity; it transcends any single identity and explores instead the many ways in which people learn to

Overview

Written to read like a memoir, this collection of poetry details the life of a family across generations and provides a moving and haunting portrait of the Italian mother who is the center around which this family revolves. But this is much more than a story about ethnicity; it transcends any single identity and explores instead the many ways in which people learn to identify themselves. {Guernica Editions}

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550717501
Publisher:
Guernica Editions, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/2002
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
143
File size:
731 KB

Meet the Author

Maria Mazziotti Gillan is Director of the Poetry Center at Passaic Country Community College, and Editor of the Paterson Literary Review. She is the author of over a dozen works. Among her many honors, she received the 2008 American Book Award, and 2011 Barnes and Noble Writers For Writers Award. Other awards received by Gillan include the May Sarton Award, the Fearing Houghton Award, New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowships in Poetry, and the American Literary Translators Association Award through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pietro di Donato award, and the John Fante award from the Sons of Italy in America. She lives in New Jersey. 

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