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  • Tags: 1931-1940

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I found this lecture series advertised in Il Messaggero della Salute, and brought it into the collection (although it is completely written in English) for reasons that will become clear.This brochure contains one "lecture" of The Crusaders Academy…

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Nunzio was the pseudonym of Mike Salerno, who edited L'Unita Operai, a Communist newspaper.It is curious to me that there was a Bronx County chapter of the Italian Communist Party in America, rather than just, say, a New York City chapter.Note that…

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The cover but not the title page of this edition indicates that it is the "nuovissima edizione" - the newest edition - but there is no date inside.My guess is that it dates to the 1930's (see the similar but dated 1949 edition, costing $2.25). The…

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Eighth Edition. Arbib-Costa (b. Livorno, 1882; active, New York, 1900–1930), professor of romance languages at the College of the City of New York, wrote texts designed to help students of English and Italian. This work would appear to be designed…

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Anyone wondering why the collection would include a book printed in Dutch will want to consult the main entry for the first Italian publication, in New York, of Armando Borghi's Mussolini in camicia.This is the Dutch translation of that work: shortly…

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This is an edited version of an essay which had appeared first in the U.S., in the Italian-American anarchist paper L'Adunata dei Refrattari, edited by "Max Sartin" (Raffaele Schiavina) after he secretly returned to the U.S. following his deportation…

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This is a lengthy essay by Riccardo Cordiferro on perhaps the then most celebrated political, journalistic and literary figure of Italy, who was also known for the torrid love affair he carried on with actress Eleonora Duse. D’Annunzio had a…

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Ruggiero (b. Grottole 1878 - d. Grassano 1959) was an Italian journalist who had taken a degree in surgery in Italy. He was a socialist in Naples, then took refuge from the police in an anarchist group.At the age of 29, in 1907, he emigrated to the…

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This work was issued in the series "Problemi Attuali [Current Problems]," unnumbered, which series also includes as no. 2 the same author's Il Bolscevismo: Che cosa è?; also, see Damiani's La bottega for same publisher, a bookstore, Libreria…

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Stamped on the title page - bare of any printed text except "L'Urto di due mondi" without "poemetto" much less author Zavattero's name -  is "Libreria SOCIALE Italiana, Giuseppe Popolizio E Co., 232 East 123rd ST., New York, N.Y." That the bookstore…

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We can estimate the date of this work because the introduction begins from the vantage point of "21 years after the beginning of the last world war," which was 1914; thus, it is 1935.Among the advertisements on the recto of the last leaf is that of…

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This is a short biography by Damiani of Niccolò Converti , an anarchist writer who published, among other works, Repubblica ed anarchia (Tunisia, 1889), which Damiani mentions.  Born in 1855 or, according to Damiani, 1858 in Cosenza (Calabria),…

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This is the French translation of Mussolini in camicia, a 1927 publication in Italian in New York, q.v., that was known and admired enough to receive this French translation, and subsequently, translations into Dutch (Mussolini in zijn hemd, 1933),…

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This leaflet contains a poem by the Italian-American labor poet Crivello dedicated to the assassinated Italian immigrant activist Fierro, with a portrait. Fierro had been killed by Frank Moffer (real name Moddifori) during a clash in Astoria, Queens,…

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While the publisher is not listed, as such, the recto of the final leaf displays an advertisement for Il Proletario, published by the Federazione Socialista Italiana in New York. So it is possible, i fnot likely, that the federation also published…

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This work is in the series of this publisher known as Problemi Attuali [Current Problems] - Numero 2. The author, an anarchist editor, activist and polemicist, was known for his disputes with individualists. He contributed to many anarchist…

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First produced in New York on April 19, 1931, at the Civic Repertory Theatre, Madre remains one of the best-known anti-fascist plays written and produced in America by Italians. It is discussed at some length by historian Marcella Bencivenni in…

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This is a good example of a textbook developed as part of the effort by the fascist government to encourage Italian language acquisition by Italians fuori Italia, outside of Italy: note the government publisher, as well as "Anno [year] XV" of the…

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This libretto was gift to me from the late Gloria Iodice, a friend whose much older husband (Gloria's music teacher) composed the operatic score to this libretto. Though he sometimes also composed music, Picchianti (b. Florence, 1908 - d. New York,…

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This six-month period of Il Carroccio in 1932 contains essays by Mussolini in nearly every monthly issue, as well as pro-fascist poetry in several issues by Rosa Zagnoni Marinoni, the poet laureate of Arkansas, and essays by Edward Corsi, Giuseppe…

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The title of one essay by a non-Italian (P.W. Wilson) - "Two Men Who Stand As Symbols  - Pius XI and Mussolini," stands out.Some poems by one Anna Lannutti in the December issue stand out for the frequent phenomenon we have seen, of the politics of…

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See both the description in the 1915 volume below (Il Carroccio, Anno 1, Vol. 2, Nos. 7-12 - Agosto [August] - Dicembre [December] 1915) and in the hyperlink for the "main entry" at the end (1915-1932) for its history and place in Italian American…

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Essays and verse by some of the regulars of Il Carroccio for years, such as Mussolini and Balbo (essays) and Rosa Zagnoni Marinoni and Rodolfo Pucelli (verse).See both the description in the 1915 volume below (Il Carroccio, Anno 1, Vol. 2, Nos. 7-12…

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Giovanni Schiavo, a self-taught historian, brought out many volumes of his Italian-American Who's Who, in English (unlike Flamma), from the late 1930s through as late as the 1960s. This Italian language guidebook was a departure from his usual…
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