Mafia and Outlaw Stories from Italian Life and Literature

cast of Italian wise guys in the gangster-film genre, comedy, and television series produced from the silent era to the postmodern 'Sopranos.' Furthermore, books like Lynda Milito's autobiographical Mafia Wife reveal secrets of 'family ...

Author: Robin Pickering-Iazzi

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802095615

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

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The first of its kind in English, Mafia and Outlaw Stories from Italian Life and Literature is a selection of readings from Italian fiction and non-fiction writers on the subject of the Mafia. Among the renowned writers featured are Giovanni Verga, Grazia Deledda, Anna Maria Ortese, Livia De Stefani, and Silvana La Spina, as well as famous witnesses such as Felicia Impastato, Letizia Battaglia, and Rita Atria who provide personal, often terrifying testimonies about their experiences with the Mafia. It is a historically diverse examination of criminal and outlaw institutions by some of the most significant figures in Italian literature. These newly translated writings show the ways in which Italians perceived and wrote about the Mafia and crime from the 1880s to the 1990s. Among them are stories dealing with the important legends used by the Mafia as sources for their image and ideology, legends such as the brigand and the Blessed Paulists. Some of the fascinating themes discussed are connections between the Mafia, the State, and the Catholic Church; the Mafia and children; women and the Mafia; the Black Hand; and relations between the Mafia and the Allied Forces during the Second World War. Robin Pickering-Iazzi incorporates an invaluable introduction that charts key periods in the history of Italy and the Mafia, and profiles each of the authors in the collection, noting their major works in Italian as well as those available in English. These and other features make this text especially appropriate for courses in Italian studies. Mafia and Outlaw Stories from Italian Life and Literature takes a unique and intriguing approach to the subject of the Mafia, and offers informed judgements about its historical impact on Italian society and culture.

The Front Yard and Other Italian Stories

IN 188- the American Consul at Venice was occupying the second story of an old palace on the Grand Canal. It was the story which is called by Italians the piano nobile, or noble floor. Beneath this piano nobile there is a large low ...

Author: Constance Fenimore Woolson

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465518169

Category: Fiction


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"WELL, now, with Gooster at work in the per-dairy, and Bepper settled at last as help in a good family, and Parlo and Squawly gone to Perugia, and Soonter taken by the nuns, and Jo Vanny learning the carpenter's trade, and only Nounce left for me to see to (let alone Granmar, of course, and Pipper and old Patro), it doos seem, it really doos, as if I might get it done sometime; say next Fourth of July, now; that's only ten months off. 'Twould be something to celebrate the day with, that would; something like!" The woman through whose mind these thoughts were passing was sitting on a low stone-wall, a bundle of herbs, a fagot of twigs, and a sickle laid carefully beside her. On her back was strapped a large deep basket, almost as long as herself; she had loosened the straps so that she could sit down. This basket was heavy; one could tell that from the relaxed droop of her shoulders relieved from its weight for the moment, as its end rested on a fallen block on the other side of the wall. Her feet were bare, her dress a narrow cotton gown, covered in front to the hem by a dark cotton apron; on her head was a straw bonnet, which had behind a little cape of brown ribbon three inches deep, and in front broad strings of the same brown, carefully tied in a bow, with the loops pulled out to their full width and pinned on each side of her chin. This bonnet, very clean and decent (the ribbons had evidently been washed more than once), was of old-fashioned shape, projecting beyond the wearer's forehead and cheeks. Within its tube her face could be seen, with its deeply browned skin, its large irregular features, smooth, thin white hair, and blue eyes, still bright, set amid a bed of wrinkles. She was sixty years old, tall and broad-shouldered. She had once been remarkably erect and strong. This strength had been consumed more by constant toil than by the approach of old age; it was not all gone yet; the great basket showed that. In addition, her eyes spoke a language which told of energy that would last as long as her breath. These eyes were fixed now upon a low building that stood at a little distance directly across the path. It was small and ancient, built of stone, with a sloping roof and black door. There were no windows; through this door entered the only light and air. Outside were two large heaps of refuse, one of which had been there so long that thick matted herbage was growing vigorously over its top. Bars guarded the entrance; it was impossible to see what was within. But the woman knew without seeing; she always knew. It had been a cow; it had been goats; it had been pigs, and then goats again; for the past two years it had been pigs steadily—always pigs. Her eyes were fixed upon this door as if held there by a magnet; her mouth fell open a little as she gazed; her hands lay loose in her lap. There was nothing new in the picture, certainly. But the intensity of her feeling made it in one way always new. If love wakes freshly every morning, so does hate, and Prudence Wilkin had hated that cow-shed for years.

The Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories

London: Quartet, 1994 Pasolini, Pier Paolo, Stories from the City of God: Sketches and Chronicles of Rome 1950–1966, ed. Walter Siti, trans. Marina Harss. New York: Other Press, 2019 Anthologies Italian Literature in Translation, ed.

Author: Jhumpa Lahiri

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141985623

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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'Rich. . . eclectic. . . a feast' Telegraph This landmark collection brings together forty writers that reflect over a hundred years of Italy's vibrant and diverse short story tradition, from the birth of the modern nation to the end of the twentieth century. Poets, journalists, visual artists, musicians, editors, critics, teachers, scientists, politicians, translators: the writers that inhabit these pages represent a dynamic cross section of Italian society, their powerful voices resonating through regional landscapes, private passions and dramatic political events. This wide-ranging selection curated by Jhumpa Lahiri includes well known authors such as Italo Calvino, Elsa Morante and Luigi Pirandello alongside many captivating new discoveries. More than a third of the stories featured in this volume have been translated into English for the first time, several of them by Lahiri herself.

Stories From the Italian Poets With Lifes of the Writters

After their father's death they tyrannised over the neighbouring districts, and finally had a mortal quarrel. The name of Napoleon used to be so rare till of late years, even in Italian books, that it gives one a kind of interesting ...

Author: Leigh Hunt

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3752359730

Category: Fiction

Page: 212

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Reproduction of the original: Stories From the Italian Poets: With Lifes of the Writters by Leigh Hunt

Italian Experience Foreign Architects Stories of Those Who Pulled It Off

I wanted to go to Italy and to experience the real environment. But I also love the style and fashion, and the Italian football— Inter Milan team. What is the most relevant concept you learned during your studies?

Author: Pier Alessio Rizzardi

Publisher: TCA Think Tank

ISBN: 1916453716

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 194

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'Italian experience, foreign architects: Stories of those who pulled it off' is a cross-section of promising international architects born in the 80s who, thanks to-or in spite of-studying in Italy were able to open their studios and design inspiring works. Which are the most significant lessons they learned?What are the values they apply to their daily work?Which are their difficulties and how do they defeat them?What do they believe should be done now?The talks are an instant portrait of ateliers on the verge of success; they can be divided by culture, location, values, and goals but are united by young, fast-growing, and influential characters.Some of them are architects-artists; fresh graduates students with behind international exhibitions and publications; sensitive designers in search of timeless values; founders of multinational offices in the intent to conquer an entire slice of the market. 'Italian experience, foreign architects' lays the foundations for grasping the difficulties of the 80s' generation from a new and fresh perspective, giving a potential direction and ways to succeed. © 2018 TCA Think'Italian experience, foreign architects: Stories of those who pulled it off''Pier Alessio RizzardiIn collaborationUnfolding Pavilion for La Biennale di Venezia 2018ContributionsAlessandro ColomboDavide Tommaso FerrandoSara FavargiottiIntervieweesCarmelo Rodríguez Cedillo, ENORME Studio Adrian Labaut, Alabauth Simon Linardi, Atelier Cartel David Diaz Bustamante, Silent Architecture Irgen Salianji, Architects for Urbanity Binh Duong Thai, EGO Group Franz Bittenbinder, Atelier Marsala Inês Dantas, WUDA* Architects Julien Boitard, jbmn Architectes

Italian Books and Periodicals

... numerous relationships with men of culture , making him well known not only in Italy , but also in France . ... and G. A. Borgese used to send him his books , the Italian - Parisian writer Magda Martini used to send him her ...




Category: Italian literature


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The Italian Short Story through the Centuries

Bishop) and “Il pugno chiuso” (The Clenched Fist)7 are among the most sophisticated Italian novellas of post-unification ... recurs in a number of narratives of the time and assumes an unusual relevance and force in Boito's stories, ...

Author: Roberto Nicosia

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527521184

Category: Fiction

Page: 225

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This collection of thirteen essays brings together Italian and American scholars to present a cooperative analysis of the Italian short story, beginning in the fourteenth century with Giovanni Boccaccio and arriving at the twentieth century with Alberto Moravia and Anna Maria Ortese. Throughout the book, the contributors carefully and intentionally unpack and explain the development of the short story genre and demonstrate the breadth of themes – cultural, historical and linguistic – detailed in these narratives. Dedicated to a genre “devoted to lightness and flexibility, as well as quickness, exactitude, visibility and multiplicity,” this collection paints a careful and exacting picture of an important part of both Italian and literary history.

A Bibliographical Catalogue of Italian Books Printed in England 1558 1603

Scott cites Thomas Warton that many of the stories seem to have originally migrated from Italy to Spain.82 3. Dedicated to Sir John Fortescue, Master of the Queen's Wardrobe. 4. Another edition was printed in quarto by John Kingston for ...

Author: Soko Tomita

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317188918

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 628

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Through entries on 291 Italian books (451 editions) published in England during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, covering the years 1558-1603, this catalogue represents a summary of current research and knowledge of diffusion of Italian culture on English literature in this period. It also provides a foundation for new work on Anglo-Italian relations in Elizabethan England. Mary Augusta Scott's 1916 Elizabethan Translations from the Italian forms the basis for the catalogue; Soko Tomita adds 59 new books and eliminates 23 of Scott's original entries. The information here is presented in a user-friendly and uncluttered manner, guided by Philip Gaskell's principles of bibliographical description; the volume includes bibliographical descriptions, tables, graphs, images, and two indices (general and title). In an attempt to restore each book to its original status, each entry is concerned not only with the physical book, but with the human elements guiding it through production: the relationship with the author, editor, translator, publisher, book-seller, and patron are all recounted as important players in the exploration of cultural significance. Renaissance Anglo-Italian relations were marked by both patriotism and xenophobia; this catalogue provides reliable and comprehensive information about books and publication as well as concrete evidence of what elements of Italian culture the English responded to and how Italian culture was acclimatized into Elizabethan England.

The Italian Campaign One Soldier s Story of a Forgotten War

Regiment, iment who Company fought the A, campaign and all companies in Italy. in the regI would like to thank all ... To Todd DePastino and the Veterans Breakfast Club, where veterans share their war stories after many years of trying ...

Author: Albert DeFazio


ISBN: 1576385132



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Short stories founded on European history Italy

( 6 Now Beatrice was the sunniest little Italian girl that ever bounded with lightsome step over the flowery ... “ But , " said the professor , smiling , “ though you do not like study you like a story , I have no doubt , Beatrice .

Author: European history





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