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Dagoes Read: Tradition and the Italian / North American Writer
Guernica Editions, Fall 1996
236 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781550710311
ISBN10: 1550710311
English
$5.00 Canada, $5.00 US

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Since 1987,writer and critic Fred Gardaphe has regularly reviewed Italian-North American literature in Fra Noi, an Italian-American monthly newspaper based in Chicago. This volume features the best of his monthly columns. Introduced by an essay, from which the collection gets its title. Dagoes Read is the first publication of its kind in the history of Italian/North America. It serves as a fine introduction to this literary movement as well as a survey of recent publications by Italian/North Americans. Works reviewed include those by Tony Ardiaone, Dorothy Bryant, Pietro di Donato, John Fante, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Frank Lentricchia, Jay Parini, Diane Raptosh, Gay Talese, Sal LaPuma, and many others.

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Dagoes Read: Tradition and the Italian / North American Writer