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John Fante's Ask the dust : a joining of voices and views

Author: Stephen Cooper; Clorinda Donato
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2020. ©2020
Series: Critical studies in Italian America.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This volume assembles for the first time a staggering multiplicity of reflections and readings of John Fante's 1939 classic, Ask the Dust, a true testament to the work's present and future impact. The contributors to this work--writers, critics, fans, scholars, screenwriters, directors, and others--analyze the provocative set of diaspora tensions informing Fante's masterpiece that distinguish it from those accounts  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Named Person: John Fante; John Fante; John Fante; John Fante
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Cooper; Clorinda Donato
ISBN: 9780823287888 0823287882 0823287874 9780823287871
OCLC Number: 1150070795
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 340 pages)
Contents: New approaches to John Fante's Ask the dust. from the particular to the universal : Vittorini's Italian adaptation of Ask the dust / Valerio Ferme --
When spirituality ebbs and flows : religion and diasporic alienation in Ask the dust / Suzanne Manizza Roszak --
"Sad flower in the sand" : Camilla Lopez and the erasure of memory in Ask the dust / Meagan Meylor --
"A Ramona in reverse" : writing the madness of the Spanish past in Ask the dust / Daniel Gardner --
Sibling arts : Ask the dust in dance, music, the graphic novel, and French. dancing with the dust : translating Ask the dust to the stage / J'aime Morrison --
Ask the lyrics : John Fante in music / Chiara Mazzucchelli --
Watch out or you'll end up in my novel : the lost world of Ask the dust / Robert Guffey --
Don't ask the French / Philippe Garnier --
Ask the dust and its effects : readers and writers respond. amid the dust / Miriam Amico --
The passion that became a festival / Giovanna DiLello --
I had Bandini : reading Ask the dust in prison / Joel Williams --
Writing in the dust / Alan Rifkin --
How Hitler nearly destroyed the great American novel / Ryan Holiday --
Ask the dust and its due : two filmmakers and bukowski pay tribute. interview with Robert Towne / Nathan Rabin --
Letters from Los Angeles / Jan Louter --
"My dear Bukowski," "Hello John Fante" : preface to Ask the dust / John Fante and Charles Bukowski --
The attic, the archive, and beyond. from family to institutional memory : a conversation with Stephen Cooper / Teresa Fiore --
Prelude to "Prologue to Ask the dust" / Stephen Cooper --
Goodbye, Bunker Hill / John Fante --
The road to John Fante's Los Angeles / Stephen Cooper.
Series Title: Critical studies in Italian America.
Responsibility: Stephen Cooper and Clorinda Donato, editors.
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This volume assembles for the first time a staggering multiplicity of reflections and readings of John Fante's 1939 classic, Ask the Dust, a true testament to the work's present and future impact. The contributors to this work--writers, critics, fans, scholars, screenwriters, directors, and others--analyze the provocative set of diaspora tensions informing Fante's masterpiece that distinguish it from those accounts of earlier East Coast migrations and minglings. A must-read for aficionados of L.A. fiction and new migration literature, John Fante's "Ask the Dust": A Joining of Voices and Views is destined for landmark status as the first volume of Fante studies to reveal the novel's evolving intertextualities and intersectionalities.

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A decisive contribution to the critical understanding and (re)assessment of John Fante's Ask the Dust, a novel that, while appreciated by many, has never really made it into the canon. These essays Read more...

 
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