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Return narratives : ethnic space in late-twentieth-century Greek American and Italian American literature

Author: Theodora D Patrona
Publisher: Madison : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; Lanham, Maryland : Copublished by The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., [2017]
Series: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press series in Italian studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study examines the third generation ethnic return to the homeland and its identity quest through myth, history, and storytelling as seen in late-twentieth-century novels. Through a comparison  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Patrona, Theodora D., author.
Return narratives
Madison : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2017]
(DLC) 2017036184
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theodora D Patrona
ISBN: 9781611479942 1611479940
OCLC Number: 987797029
Description: xxxi, 175 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgements Introduction Part I: (De)Mystified Ethnic Space: Novels of the Seventies Chapter 1 The Return to the Self and the Mystified Homeland: Daphne Athas's Cora (1978) Chapter 2 Ethnic Space, Umbertina Women (1979), and the Voyage to Self- Definition Part II: Persephone Returns Home: A Greek American and an Italian American Work of the Nineties Chapter 3 Mythic Wanderings in Catherine Temma Davidson's The Priest Fainted (1998) Chapter 4 Italian-American Persephone in a Sicilian Setting: Susan Caperna Lloyd's No Pictures in My Grave (1992) Part III: Ethnic "History" and Storytelling: Voicing the Male Chapter 5 Reared by Myth and Folklore: Stratis Haviaras's When the Tree Sings (1979) Chapter 6 Ethnic Fables of Social Justice: Tony Ardizzone's In the Garden of Papa Santuzzu (1999) Closings and Openings Works Cited
Series Title: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press series in Italian studies.
Responsibility: Theodora D. Patrona.

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Una faccia, una razza, usually translated as same face, same race, has long been used to extoll the similarities between Greek and Italian cultures. With Return Narratives, Theodora Patrona delves Read more...

 
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