John F. Kennedy
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THEIR OTHER SIDE: SIX
AMERICAN WOMEN AND THE LURE OF ITALY, Fordham University Press 2006
"Anyone who has felt Italy's special magnetism will treasure Barolini's portraits of six American women whose lives it changed. In telling their stories, she includes her own experiences working and living in Italy..." Betty Boyd Caroli, author of The Roosevelt Women.
A CIRCULAR JOURNEY,
Fordham University Press 2006
"In this beautiful collection of essays, Helen Barolini weaves a powerful tale of the illusive nature of memory, the struggle for identity, and the yearning for balance and belonging in our lives...." Maria Laurino, author of Were You Always Italian?
This collection of elegant, quietly powerful poetry evokes Barolini's past life in Rome and its rich, classical traditions, evident not only here but also in the whole body of her work as novelist and interpreter of her dual background.
PASSAGGIO IN ITALIA,
AvaglianoEditore, 2004 Italian edition of novel, CROSSING THE ALPS
Spanning four generations in a family from the Italian immigrant Umbertina to her namesake great-granddaughter, the contemporary Tina, this epic narrative spans the history of the Italian American experience from late 19th Century immigration to the present day. From Calabria to the tenement slums of New York City, Umbertina holds to her dream to change the family destiny. After the first years of struggle, she and her husband relocate the family to upstate New York where it is Umbertina's determination and native intelligence that propels them to middle class success and security. Successive generations live out the destiny that their forebear set in motion, resolving the tensions between their dual identities and their yearnings for both independence and security, family and career. Italian edition, 2001
ESSAYS OF IDENTITY, University of Wisconsin
Spanning a quarter century of work, these essays explore the author's personal search: "I set out as a young woman enamored of literature to find my personal way through writing, to explore the role Italy brought to my sense of identity, and finally to put it all in the context of my American self...I have found my journey to be a connecting one." This collection is listed in Houghton Mifflin's Best American Essays of the Century under "Notable Twentieth-Century American Literary Nonfiction." Italian edition, 2004
THE DREAM BOOK:
AN ANTHOLOGY OF WRITINGS BY ITALIAN AMERICAN WOMEN
With a much acclaimed introductory essay revealing the past barriers to Italian American women writers within their own tradition as well as in the world of publishing, this collection explodes the silence by presenting fifty-six writers from the earliest to the present in all writing genres with excerpts from their work. Recipient of an American Book Award.
AND RECOLLECTIONS OF ITALIAN HOLIDAYS, Univ.of
Wisconsin Press, 2002
Festa, the Italian word for feast and holiday, perfectly describes this book which highlights the special relationship between food and celebration. Along with holiday menus and recipes, FESTA is a memoir of the author's life in Italy where traditions played such an important role in the feast days observed. The reader is taken through a calendar year of holidays, with each month's special traditional recipes and the background of each holiday.
ALDUS AND HIS
DREAM BOOK,Italica Press, 1991
This work traces the career and times of Aldo Manuzio (1450-1516), the pre-eminent printer-scholar of the Italian Renaissance known and honored throughout Europe as Aldus, creator of the Aldine editions. The magic of the age in which the book as we know it was invented is conveyed and the pre-eminence of the book printing industry in Venice is examined in its historical and cultural context. Special emphasis is given to what is considered the most beautiful printed book of all time, the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili ("The Strife of Love in a Dream"), and all the illustrations of this masterpiece are reproduced.
LOVE IN THE
MIDDLE AGES, a novel, Morrow 1986; an Authors
Guild Backinprint.com edition 2000
A warm story chronicling the affair between two mature singles that acts as a catalyst to propel both into exploring new options for their lives, this is an engaging, contemporary novel of expecta-tions told with wit and tenderness while thoughtfully tackling the pain involved when loving together and living together turn out to be irreconcia-ble.
HOURS, & OTHER STORIES,Bordighera,2001
Taking its title from Henry James' travel pieces "Italian Hours," Barolini's collection is a gathering of fifteen cross-cultural stories about Italians and Italian Americans shakily balancing on the delicate wire connecting their two worlds. Both Italy and the United States are backdrops for these elegant stories, making a variegated tapestry of people and places.
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Savaglio. Mount Carmel and Queen of Heaven Cemeteries: Hillside, IL.
Book Description: From the heartbreak of dozens of families burying their children after the notorious Our Lady of Angels School Fire to the serenity of a grieving mother, who six years after the death of her daughter finds her wedding-clad body in peaceful repose; from the lawlessness of the bootleg era, punctuated by such ignominious figures as Al Capone and Dean O’Banion, to the patriotic triumph of one of the flag bearers of Iwo Jima, Mount Carmel and Queen of Heaven Cemeteries have provided the final chapter in the colorful lives and tragic events that have marked the city of Chicago for the last century. It denotes the final resting place of the churches’ bishops and cardinals as well as the city’s beloved parents, grandparents, and children. Mount Carmel and Queen of Heaven Cemeteries offers a unique glimpse into the history of Chicago during a time that saw massive immigration, rising industrialization, two world wars, and numerous tragedies, by chronicling the lives and stories behind the individuals who are interred there.
Author Bio: Author Jenny Floro-Khalaf is a family historian and genealogist who is the creator and webmaster for ItalianAncestry.com. Cynthia Savaglio is a screenwriter and documentary filmmaker who teaches at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York.
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