Fiction Helen Barolini Umbertina

ISBN 13: 9780872235366

Umbertina

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9780872235366: Umbertina

Publishers Weekly calls Helen Barolini's now-classic novel of immigration an ambitious saga which spans the history and probes some of the tensions of the Italian American... Panoramic, descriptive and solidly crafted.” When the book was first published in 1979, the Philadelphia Inquirer called it "an important novel for these times. . . . Through a dazzling interplay of American and Italian characters in both countries, Helen Barolini delineates the major concerns of all thinking American ethnics." This is no less true today, as this republication restores Umbertina to a reading public newly attuned to the complexities of cultural inheritance and identity.

This multigenerational novel begins in Calabria, as Umbertina persuades her husband to emigrate. Through years of struggle on New York City’s Lower East Side and in a growing upstate New York town, it is Umbertina’s determination, ingenuity, and business sense that propel the family into financial success and security leaving her daughters and granddaughters to sort out their identities as Italian Americans and as women.

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About the Author:

Helen Barolini is a recipient of an American Book Award for The Dream Book: an Anthology of Italian American Women Writers. The Italian edition of her novel Umbertina was the recipient of a literary prize in Italy, the Premio Acerbi, in 2008. She is also the author of twelve published books, two unpublished novels, and many short stories and essays that have appeared in literary journals, anthologies and several annual editions of Best American Essays.

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"An important novel for these times . . . through a dazzling interplay of American and Italian characters in both countries, Helen Barolini delineates the major concerns of all thinking American ethnics." The Philadelphia Inquirer

"An ambitious saga which spans the history and probes some of the tensions of the Italian American . . . panoramic, descriptive, and solidly crafted." Publishers Weekly

"Readable, perceptive, and rich in detail." Library Journal

"Umbertina should be read. . . . Barolini redeems from silence, from neglect, those brave women upon whose shoulders [Italian Americans] should be proud to stand." Newsletter of the Italian-American Institute

"An important novel for these times . . . through a dazzling interplay of American and Italian characters in both countries, Helen Barolini delineates the major concerns of all thinking American ethnics." ―The Philadelphia Inquirer

"An ambitious saga which spans the history and probes some of the tensions of the Italian American . . . panoramic, descriptive, and solidly crafted." ―Publishers Weekly

"Readable, perceptive, and rich in detail." ―Library Journal

"Umbertina should be read. . . . Barolini redeems from silence, from neglect, those brave women upon whose shoulders [Italian Americans] should be proud to stand." ―Newsletter of the Italian-American Institute

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Helen Barolini
Editore: Seaview Books (1979)
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Descrizione libro Seaview Books, 1979. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M087223536X

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