The Anthology of Italian-Canadian Writing

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Anthology. Fiction. Poetry. Some translations from Italian and French, edited and with an introduction by Joseph Pivato. The most inclusive collection of its kind in North America, this anthology includes a wide variety of genres, from fiction and poetry to essays, plays, film scripts and memoirs. The more than fifty authors represented come from across Canada and have backgrounds in all regions of Italy. Organized in three sections, Writers from Our Past, Writers for Our Time, and Ironies of Identity, the book ...
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Overview


Anthology. Fiction. Poetry. Some translations from Italian and French, edited and with an introduction by Joseph Pivato. The most inclusive collection of its kind in North America, this anthology includes a wide variety of genres, from fiction and poetry to essays, plays, film scripts and memoirs. The more than fifty authors represented come from across Canada and have backgrounds in all regions of Italy. Organized in three sections, Writers from Our Past, Writers for Our Time, and Ironies of Identity, the book presents both published and unpublished excerpts from the work of writers of various ages and literary styles, providing a wide and heterogeneous view of the writing of Canadians of Italian descent.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550710694
  • Publisher: Guernica Editions, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/1998
  • Series: Prose Series 52 Series
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.51 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 9
Editor's Note 18
Sect. 1 Writers from Our Past
Breve Relatione 21
Winter Night 27
The City Without Women 28
Ricordo Bene Quella Sera 31
Scrivere 34
Italian Language Writers: A Commentary 35
Sect. 2 Writers for Our Time
(Back)Water 43
Details From the Canadian Mosaic 54
Stealing Persimmons 61
The Gift 77
A Mimosa in Winter 86
A Man Called Beppino 94
Surface Tension 100
Among the Hills and Beyond the Sea 105
Mythologies 111
Echoes in the Garden 113
Italy: Spring 1920 115
Writer and Lawyer 120
Il Carretto 123
To My Friend, Nino 124
The Scissors 125
Haiku 140
Coming to Terms with the Mother Tongue 143
Giulio Visits a Friend 156
A Laura Secord Box 163
Poems for Giovanni Caboto 166
Francesca's Way 171
His Last Visit and Two Poems 179
The Ache Within 182
My Old Man 191
Babel 195
Letter and Reconsidering the Southern Question 200
Fountain 215
Sect. 3 Ironies of Identity
The Life and Fortune of Nicola Masso 247
Sarrasine 254
Growing Up with the Movies 260
1989 271
Mamma 281
Montpel(l)ier 283
Benvenuta, primavera 285
Rome Afterwar 286
Passeggiata Di Sogno 288
Reminiscences and Fairy Tale 299
My Grandfather Didn't 307
Stained Glass 309
The Old Man End of Things 313
A Crypto-Ethnic Confession 314
Voiceless People and Addolorata 324
November Crossing 334
Sammy's in Love 343
Wanting a Baby 351
Writing the Minority Subject 360
Biographies 367
Selected Bibliography for Italian-Canadian Writing 381
Acknowledgements 385
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