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Laurino, Maria

Overview
Works: 9 works in 23 publications in 1 language and 1,609 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television series  Television programs  History  Biography  Literature  Gangster television programs  Gangster films  Television crime shows  Fiction 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works about Maria Laurino
 
Most widely held works by Maria Laurino
The Italian Americans : a history by Maria Laurino( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maria Laurino strips away stereotypes and nostalgia to tell the complicated, centuries-long story of the true Italian-American experience. Looking beyond the familiar caricatures fostered by popular culture, she tells the stories of Sicilian workers imported to replace the labor of freed slaves, the grim realities from which most immigrants came, the lynchings of Italian Americans, and the first uses of the word "mafia." Laurino shows how Italian Americans dominated the fishing industry in San Francisco, helped save the city after the Great Fire, and were interned or restricted as "enemy aliens" during World War II. Readers will meet the celebrated NYPD officer who battled "The Black Hand"; sex-symbol Rudolph Valentino, who attracted both adoration and scorn; and Rosina Bonavita, the real-life "Rosie the Riveter." Laurino brings to light the significance of Italian American roots to generation-defining authors and poets like Diane DiPrima, and examines how Italian Americans' focus on family and community has influenced American politics. From anarchist radicals of the early twentieth century to Nancy Pelosi and Andrew Cuomo; from traditional artisans to rebel songsters like Frank Sinatra and Lady Gaga, this book explores and celebrates the rich history and ongoing vitality of Italian American life.--Publisher information
The Sopranos by David Chase( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's tough times in Jersey for Tony Soprano. The sluggish economy hasn't been good for the family business. His wife, Carmela, is angling for more financial security. Some long-time lieutenants aren't happy with Tony's recent decisions. A rival boss wants a bigger piece of the suburban pie. A Soprano is actually heading to trial for the first time in decades. At least one child has lost interest in higher education
Were you always an Italian? : ancestors and other icons of Italian America by Maria Laurino( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this thoughtful, penetrating, and hilarious examination of third-generation ethnic identity, Laurino dismantles the stereotypes bedeviling Italian-Americans. With a sympathetic but clear eye, she writes about guidos, bimbettes, and mammani (mama's boys in Italy). She examines the clashing aesthetics of Giorgio Armani and Gianni Versace, and unravels the etymology of southern Italian dialect words like gavane. And careful to avoid the perils of nostalgia, She explores the pungent influence on her life of Italian attitudes towards family, work, and faith."--Jacket
The Sopranos( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

It's tough times in Jersey for Tony Soprano. The sluggish economy hasn't been good for the family business. His wife, Carmela, is angling for more financial security. Some long-time lieutenants aren't happy with Tony's recent decisions. A rival boss wants a bigger piece of the suburban pie. A Soprano is actually heading to trial for the first time in decades. At least one child has lost interest in higher education
Prosecuting Jennifer Levin's killer : a sensational homicide presents a new challenge for assistant D.A. Linda Fairstein by Maria Laurino( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Sopranos( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tony Soprano deals with the difficulties of balancing his home life with the criminal organization he leads
Christopher by Tim van Patten( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Nixons, Fort Wayne parents who lost their 12-year-old son Christopher in a bicycle accident, decided to donate his organs, affecting four other lives. The Nixons talk about how they reached their decision, what the process of organ donation involved, and the affect it has had on their grieving for their son
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
 
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Were you always an Italian? : ancestors and other icons of Italian America
Covers
The Italian American reader : a collection of outstanding fiction, memoirs, journalism, essays, and poetryOld World daughter, New World mother : an education in love & freedom
Alternative Names
Maria Laurino American journalist

Languages
English (23)