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Mount Allegro : A Memoir of Italian American Life

Mount Allegro : A Memoir of Italian American Life - 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0815604297

Cover of Mount Allegro : A Memoir of Italian American Life 98 (ISBN 978-0815604297)
ISBN13: 978-0815604297
ISBN10: 0815604297
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 98
Copyright: 1998
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Published: 1998
International: No

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Mount Allegro : A Memoir of Italian American Life - 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0815604297

Jerre Mangione

ISBN13: 978-0815604297
ISBN10: 0815604297
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 98
Copyright: 1998
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Published: 1998
International: No
Summary

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."

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