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Writing With An Accent: Contemporary Italian American Women Authors
Writing with an Accent explores the variety of uses of ethnic voice in the narratives of contemporary Italian American women. Writers such as Mary Cappello, Louise DeSalvo, Agnes Rossi, Helen Barolini, Tina De Rosa, and Sandra M. Gilbert enact, in their works, a self-silencing of ethnic voice, critically modifying accepted representations and mythologies of Italian America ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published January 11th 2002 by Palgrave Macmillan
(first published 2002)
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This was a helpful overview of some writers I might want to read in the future. Wish the analysis had gone more deeply into the intersection of ethnicity and race, especially since Italians successfully crossed the color line into "white" quite a long time ago. Many elements discussed here familiar to my own experience--including the complexity of food (preparing and eating) and the mystical Catholicism that often informs Italian American women's experiences.