Mafia and Outlaw Stories from Italian Life and Literature
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The first of its kind in English, Mafia and Outlaw Stories from Italian Life and Literature is a selection of readings from Italian fiction and non-fiction writers on the subject of the Mafia. Among the renowned writers featured are Giovanni Verga, Grazia Deledda, Anna Maria Ortese, Livia De Stefani, and Silvana La Spina, as well as famous witnesses such as Felicia Impasta...more
Paperback, 180 pages
Published December 29th 2007 by University of Toronto Press
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Much as the Mexican food one purchases from a suburban mall in the United States has little to with the stuff Mexicans in Mexico eat, so too the Italian Mafia that we here in the U.S.A. consume isn’t the same as the native product. And just as we here have art that reveals and sometimes even defines these underworld actors, so too does Italy have an artistic tradition that examines and elaborates society’s criminal foil. Mafia and Outlaw Stories from Italian Life and Literature introduces severa...more
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