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Giunta, Edvige

Overview
Works: 19 works in 54 publications in 2 languages and 3,284 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Feminist fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Literature  Biographies  History  Poetry  Autobiographies  Short stories 
Roles: Editor, Author
Classifications: PS3554.E1156, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Edvige Giunta
 
Most widely held works by Edvige Giunta
Personal effects : essays on memoir, teaching, and culture in the work of Louise DeSalvo by Nancy Caronia( )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Celebrating one of the most important Italian American female authors of our time, Personal Effects offers a lucid view of Louise DeSalvo as a writer who has produced a vast and provocative body of memoir writing, a scholar who has enriched our understanding of Virginia Woolf, and a teacher who has transformed countless lives. More than an anthology, Personal Effects represents an author case study and an example for modern Italian American interdisciplinary scholarship. Personal Effects examines DeSalvo's memoirs as works that push the boundaries of the most controversial genre of the past few decades. In these works, the author fearlessly explores issues such as immigration, domesticity, war, adultery, illness, mental health, sexuality, the environment, and trauma through the lens of gender, ethnic, and working-class identity. Alongside her groundbreaking scholarship, DeSalvo's memoirs attest to the power and influence of this feminist Italian American writer"--
Vertigo : a memoir by Louise A DeSalvo( )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grippingabout how 'a working-class Italian American girl' became a critic and writer.--Kirkus Reviews
Writing with an accent : contemporary Italian American women authors by Edvige Giunta( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mary Cappello, Louise DeSalvo, Sandra M. Gilbert, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Carole Maso, Agnes Rossi. These are some of the best-known Italian American writers today. They are part of a literary tradition with mid-twentieth century roots that began to develop, in earnest, in the late 1970s and early 1980s. During those decades, a number of Italian American women, such as Helen Barolini, began to publish books that depicted their perspectives on life through the critical lenses of gender, class, and ethnicity. At the end of the twentieth century, this literature finally blossomed into a fully fledged cultural movement that also took into account issues of sexuality, age, illness, and familial and societal abuse. Writing with an Accent takes a look at this vibrant literary movement by discussing those first writers of the 1970s and 1980s as well as later authors. At the center of Edvige Giunta's Writing with an Accent is the literal notion of accent, the marker of linguistic and cultural difference that separates and identifies recent immigrants to the United States. In this study, an accent symbolically embodies the differences and creative strategies through which contemporary Italian American women writers engage Italian American culture in works of fiction, poetry, and memoir. Giunta also looks at the links between the literature and art, music, film, and video produced by contemporary Italian American women. The literature of the Italian American women in Writing with an Accent is shaped by the complicated connections these authors maintain with their cultural origins, but also, and perhaps more importantly, by their feminist consciousness and politicized sense of ethnic identity. Writing with an Accent celebrates and explores a group of authors who characteristically mix the joy and pain of Italian American life to paint a multifaceted picture of Italian American women and their complex place in U.S. culture."--Jacket
The milk of almonds : Italian American women writers on food and culture by Louise A DeSalvo( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Often sentimentalized as nurturing through food, Italian American women have struggled against this stereotype to speak of the realities of their lives. In this unique collection, they speak in voices that are loud, boisterous, sweet, savvy, and often subversively funny. Drawing on personal and cultural memory rooted in experiences of food, more than fifty writers dissolve conventional images, replacing them with a sumptuous, communal feast of poetry, stories, and memoir. Though they begin with food, the writers in this collection quickly carry the reader into unexpected, sometimes shocking terrain as they bear witness to the historically unspeakable in the Italian American experience-mental illness, family violence, incest, drug addiction, AIDS, and environmental degradation. Tantalizing and appetizing, this collection is intellectually and politically provocative, for it revises any predictable notion of what it means to be an Italian American
Embroidered stories : interpreting women's domestic needlework from the Italian diaspora by Edvige Giunta( )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For Italian immigrants and their descendants, needlework represents a marker of identity, a cultural touchstone as powerful as pasta and Neapolitan music. Out of the artifacts of their memory and imagination, Italian immigrants and their descendants used embroidering, sewing, knitting, and crocheting to help define who they were and who they have become. This book is an interdisciplinary collection of creative work by authors of Italian origin and academic essays. The creative works from thirty-seven contributors include memoir, poetry, and visual arts while the collection as a whole explores a multitude of experiences about and approaches to needlework and immigration from a transnational perspective, spanning the late nineteenth century to the late twentieth century. At the center of the book, over thirty illustrations represent Italian immigrant women's needlework. The text reveals the many processes by which a simple object, or even the memory of that object, becomes something else through literary, visual, performance, ethnographic, or critical reimagining. While primarily concerned with interpretations of needlework rather than the needlework itself, the editors and contributors to Embroidered Stories remain mindful of its history and its associated cultural values, which Italian immigrants brought with them to the United States, Canada, Australia, and Argentina and passed on to their descendants"--
Umbertina by Helen Barolini( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Umbertina is leaving her small Calabrian village in Italy for a new life in the United States. As the years go by and Umbertina lives an Americanized life, her granddaughter, Marguerite, and her great-granddaughter, Tina, find themselves searching for deeper meaning in their lives. Their quest takes them back to Italy for a chance to explore their heritage
Teaching Italian American literature, film, and popular culture( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italian American writers on New Jersey : an anthology of poetry and prose( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology gathers fiction, poetry, memoirs, oral histories, and journalistic pieces by some of the best writers to chronicle the Italian American experience in the Garden State. These works focus on ethnic identity and the distinctive culture of New Jersey, which has long been home to a large and vital Italian American community
A tavola : food, tradition and community among Italian Americans : selected essays from the 29th Annual Conference of the American Italian Historical Association, 14-17 November 1996, Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania by American Italian Historical Association( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dire l'indicibile : il memoir delle autrici italo americane by Edvige Giunta( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italian/American women authors( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Padri : tre memoir italo americani by Ned Balbo( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paper fish by Tina De Rosa( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life in an Italian neighborhood in 1940s Chicago. The protagonists are an Italian-American policeman, his Lithuanian wife, two daughters and a mother-in-law. One girl is given to fantasy and when the parents consider sending her to an institution, the sister runs away in a gesture of solidarity, forcing the parents to reconsider. A first novel
Bronx Italian by Rosette Capotorto( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pesci di carta by Tina De Rosa( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A raven like a writing-desk : Lewis Carroll through James Joyce's looking glass by Edvige Giunta( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American visual memoirs after teh 1970's : studies on gender, sexuality, and visibility in the post-civil rights age( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A tavola: food, tradition and community among Italian Americans : selected essays from the 29th Annual Conference of the American Italian Historical Association, 14-17 November 1996, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania by American italian historical association( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Teaching through testimony( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Writing with an accent : contemporary Italian American women authors
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Writing with an accent : contemporary Italian American women authorsThe milk of almonds : Italian American women writers on food and cultureUmbertinaTeaching Italian American literature, film, and popular cultureItalian American writers on New Jersey : an anthology of poetry and prosePaper fish
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Edvige Giunta romanschrijver

Giunta, Edvidge

Giunta Edvidge 1959-....

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