WorldCat Identities

Ciresi, Rita

Works: 8 works in 49 publications in 2 languages and 3,217 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Literature  Short stories  Medical fiction  Academic theses 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3553.I7, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Rita Ciresi
Sometimes I dream in Italian by Rita Ciresi( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sisters who grew up in a household that seemed too Italian look back with real nostalgia as they confront the real world of their own adult lives
Pink slip by Rita Ciresi( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and Dutch and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Italian-American woman falls in love with her boss, a much older Jew. The couple are Lisa Diodetto and Eben Strauss, a director of a pharmaceutical company, and what brings them together is that in her previous job, which was in publishing, she edited some of his writings on the Holocaust
Blue Italian by Rita Ciresi( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In New Jersey, a woman attempts to escape the low-class status of her Italian heritage by marrying a Jewish lawyer, but the attempt ends badly. No sooner wed, than their passions cool and their ethnic differences surface. Subsequently, she has a miscarriage and he dies of cancer. By the author of Mother Rocket
Remind me again why I married you by Rita Ciresi( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After marrying the man of her dreams, Lisa is confronted with the realities of marriage and motherhood as she deals with her husband's long office hours, a messy and ailing child, and her spouse's scorn about her dream of become a writer
Mother Rocket : stories by Rita Ciresi( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mementos from her past. She fears that she and her husband married "not as lovers but as pals, as two people who had sown their oats and were ready to settle for second best, ready to sit back and let their children take a stab at finding passion." In the title story, Jude Silverman, a "bargain basement of neuroses," is the principal dancer in a "politically aware," avant-garde dance troupe. Although she finds a tenuous happiness with Rob Jones, a photographer as earnest
Make nice by Rita Ciresi( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Italian American reader : a collection of outstanding fiction, memoirs, journalism, essays, and poetry by Bill Tonelli( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Italian American Reader has been seven decades in the making. It could simply and accurately be described as a dazzlingly smart and lively collection of superb works by some of America's most gifted writers. All their surnames happen to end in vowels, true, but that need not affect your enjoyment of this volume one way or the other. America, too, is an Italian name ending in a vowel. Inside, there are nearly seventy excellent things for you to read -- excerpts from novels and memoirs, short stories, essays, and poems -- by the living and the dead, the famous and the obscure. Some date back to the 1930s; others were freshly hatched in the twenty-first century. They are variously moving, funny, poignant, lusty, biting, reverent, witty, loving, angry, and wise. They deal in the most profound aspects of our lives no matter who we are: home, love, sex, family, food, work, God, death. Many feature familiar Italian American characters, settings, and themes, but not all. No matter what they are about, they are all in the end about who and what we are, the essence of history and memory and blood. There are gangsters in here, but there are grandmas too, along side lovers and fighters, thinkers and doers, cops and robbers, poets and grocers, sinners and saints. There are plenty of moms and pops and aunts and uncles and cousins. Frank Sinatra and the Virgin Mary make appearances. This anthology is a genuine landmark -- the first general-reader hardcover collection of writing by Italian American authors. It is part manifesto, part Sunday dinner -- a gathering of voices old and new, some speaking in the accents of another age, some completely contemporary and assured, all together for the first time. To stand with all the other popular media images we represent, now, at last, one exists in written form, the literature of Italian American lifethe past, present, and future, which is also America's future
The silent partner by Rita Ciresi( )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.23 (from 0.02 for Make nice ... to 0.57 for The silent ...)

Pink slip
Pink slipBlue ItalianRemind me again why I married youMother Rocket : storiesMake niceThe Italian American reader : a collection of outstanding fiction, memoirs, journalism, essays, and poetry
Alternative Names
Rita Ciresi Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Rita Ciresi écrivaine américaine

Рита Чирези

English (45)

Dutch (1)