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Mount Allegro A Memoir of Italian American Life

ISBN-10: 0815604297
ISBN-13: 9780815604297
Edition: 1998
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Description: Mount Allegro is an extraordinary memoir, a celebration of Sicilian life, an engaging sociological portrait, a moving reminiscence of a fledgling writer's escape from the restrictive culture in which he grew up. Jerre Mangione's autobiographical  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 328
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Mount Allegro is an extraordinary memoir, a celebration of Sicilian life, an engaging sociological portrait, a moving reminiscence of a fledgling writer's escape from the restrictive culture in which he grew up. Jerre Mangione's autobiographical chronicle of his youth in a Sicilian Community in Rochester is one of the truly enduring books about the immigrant experience in this country. Family squabbles, soul-nourishing food, and the casting of evil eyes are only some of the ingredients of this richly textured book, although they must all take second place to its unforgettable characters. As Eugene Paul Nassar writes in the book's Foreword, "Mount Allegro ... gave a literary visibility and identity, amiable and appealing, to a poorly understood ethnic group in America, and did so at a very high level of artistry." Book jacket.

Forewordp. ix
Introductionp. xv
When I Grow Upp. 1
Family Partyp. 14
Mr. Michelangelo's Spite Wallp. 38
Talking Americanp. 49
God and the Siciliansp. 67
Evil Eyep. 100
The Unholy Threep. 117
Sicilian Virginp. 152
A Man and His Vicep. 166
Uncle Nino and the Underworldp. 181
American Patternp. 207
New Bread, Old Winep. 225
Welcome to Girgentip. 246
Blighted Landp. 265
Finalep. 287
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