The Italians of New York

The Italians of New York by Maurizio Molinari 0985569808 9780985569808
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An overview of generations of Italians in the Big Apple, weaving together numerous stories from different epochs and different backgrounds. "If you want to learn something about Italian creativity, come to New York. Here, you will find the pride of flying the Italian colors at the Fifth Avenue Columbus Day Parade, the American patriotism of those who perished at Ground Zero, the courage of firefighters and marines on the frontline of the war against terrorism, the babel of dialects at the Arthur Avenue market, portrayals of social change in the writings of Gay Talese, stories of successful business ventures on the TV shows of Maria Bartiromo and Charles Gasparino, political passion in the battles of Mario Cuomo and Rudy Giuliani, creative imagination in the works of Gaetano Pesce, Renzo Piano and Matteo Pericoli, and provocation in the attire of Lady Gaga... The Midtown top managers, whoarrived in the past twenty years, operate in the XXI century, while on Fresh Pond Road in Ridgewood the panelle are still prepared according to the Sicilian recipes transmitted from one generation to the next." (From the "Introduction")

Author: Maurizio Molinari

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 272

Publisher: VELLUM

Publication Date: 2012-08-20


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