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Title: The Italian American Family between Past and Present: 'The Place I Call Home' (2012) by Maria Mazziotti Gillan, and 'Mystics in the Family' (2013) by Maria Famà
Authors: Marino, Elisabetta
Keywords: Maria Mazziotti GillanMaria FamàItalian American literatureFamilyDiscrimination
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Elisabetta Marino "The Italian American Family between Past and Present: 'The Place I Call Home' (2012) by Maria Mazziotti Gillan, and 'Mystics in the Family' (2013) by Maria Famà" in: Leonardo Buonomo and Elisabetta Vezzosi (edited by) "Discourses of Emancipation and the Boundaries of Freedom. Selected Papers from the 22nd AISNA Biennial International Conference", EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2015, pp.79-85
Abstract: 
The creative output of prominent Italian American writers such as Maria Mazziotti Gillan and Maria Famà has long been characterized by the persistent presence of parents, forebears, and relatives, as well as by the seemingly unsolvable tensions between past and present, between the cherished memories of one’s land of origin and the American way of life.
Contrary to what has been illustrated so far and is conventionally assumed by most scholars, this paper sets out to demonstrate that the notion of family in the most recent works of Maria Mazziotti Gillan and Maria Famà has undergone a subtle but noteworthy transformation, shifting from being a cluster of blood ties, a tightly knit network of mutually protective relations, to a much broader concept, that stretches to embrace humankind
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10077/11629
ISBN: 978-88-8303-689-7
eISBN: 978-88-8303-690-3
Appears in Collections:Discourses of Emancipation and the Boundaries of Freedom

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