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Beyond The Godfather Italian American Writers on the Real Italian American Experience by

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Published by University Press of New England .
Written in English


  • Ethnic studies,
  • Literary theory,
  • Other prose: from c 1900 -,
  • Social life and customs,
  • Italian Americans,
  • Ethnic American Literatures,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • North & Central American indigenous languages,
  • Sociology,
  • USA,
  • LIT004020,
  • LIT,
  • American - General,
  • Minority Studies - Ethnic American,
  • Literary Criticism & Collections / American,
  • American literature,
  • History and criticism,
  • Italian American authors,
  • Politics and government

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Edition Notes

ContributionsA. Kenneth Ciongoli (Editor), Jay Parini (Editor)
The Physical Object
FormatLibrary Binding
Number of Pages338
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8383352M
ISBN 100874518458
ISBN 109780874518450

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