The Resource My two Italies, Joseph Luzzi

My two Italies, Joseph Luzzi

Label
My two Italies
Title
My two Italies
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Luzzi
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A charming, informative personal history that blends the anecdotal, historical, and downright unusual. The child of Italian immigrants and an award-winning scholar of Italian literature, in My Two Italies Joseph Luzzi straddles these two perspectives to link his family's dramatic story to Italy's north-south divide, its quest for a unifying language, and its passion for art, food, and family. From his Calabrian father's time as a military internee in Nazi Germany--where he had a love affair with a local Bavarian woman--to his adventures amid the Renaissance splendor of Florence, Luzzi creates a deeply personal portrait of Italy that leaps past facile clichés about Mafia madness and Tuscan sun therapy. He delves instead into why Italian Americans have such a complicated relationship with the "old country, " and how Italy produces some of the world's most astonishing art while suffering from corruption, political fragmentation, and an enfeebled civil society. With topics ranging from the pervasive force of Dante's poetry to the meteoric rise of Silvio Berlusconi, Luzzi presents the Italians in all their glory and squalor, relating the problems that plague Italy today to the country's ancient roots. He shares how his "two Italies"--the earthy southern Italian world of his immigrant childhood and the refined "northern" Italian realm of his professional life--join and clash in unexpected ways that continue to enchant the many millions who are either connected to Italy by ancestry or bound to it by love"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Luzzi, Joseph
Dewey number
  • 945.092092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PC1064.L89
  • PC1064.L89
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Luzzi, Joseph
  • Luzzi, Joseph
  • Regionalism
  • Regionalism
  • Italian Americans
  • Italianists
  • Italian Americans
  • Italy
  • Italy
Target audience
adult
Label
My two Italies, Joseph Luzzi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
sky258568127
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
[xi], 204 pages
Isbn
9780374298692
Lccn
2013039910
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
My two Italies, Joseph Luzzi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
sky258568127
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
[xi], 204 pages
Isbn
9780374298692
Lccn
2013039910
Other physical details
illustrations

Library Locations

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      4950 Breton SE, Kentwood, MI, 49508, US
      42.8734607 -85.5964298
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      88 Eighth St., Sand Lake, MI, 49343, US
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