Literary Nonfiction. The third collection of Fred Gardaphé's Fra Noi book reviews (2006-2016) continues a lifelong journey into Italian American literature—"choosing the literary life has been a lifetime gamble that might not pay off financially, but has always paid off intellectually."
About the Author
Fred Gardaphé is Distinguished Professor of English and Italian American Studies at Queens College/CUNY and the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute. He is Associate Editor of Fra Noi, editor of the Series in Italian American Culture at State University of New York, and co-founding-co-editor of Voices in Italian Americana. His books include: Italian Signs, American Streets: The Evolution of Italian American Narrative, Dagoes Read: Tradition and the Italian/American Writer, MOUSTACHE PETE IS DEAD: EVVIVA BAFFO PIETRO! THE FRAI NOI COLUMNS 1985-1988 (Bordighera Press, 2010), Leaving Little Italy: Essaying Italian American Studies, From Wiseguys to Wise Men: Masculinities and the Italian American Gangster, THE ART OF READING ITALIAN AMERICANA (Bordighera Press, 2011), and READ 'EM AND REAP: GAMBLING ON ITALIAN AMERICAN WRITING (Bordighera Press, 2017).