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This is the fourth edition of this work, which is an account of the author's two years in America immediately following the stock market crash of 1929, when he taught at Columbia University. It was first published in 1935 by Bemporad (Florence), and…

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The papers of the honoree of the event on the occasion of his 60th birthday, long-time labor leader Giuseppe D. Procopio, are at the Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota.

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Taddei published many works in the U.S. during the fascist era, when it would have been impossible to do so in Italy. Once the war was over, as is the case at the time of publication of this work, Taddei published in his native Italy.Ezio Taddei (b.…

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This work was illustrated by John Abys, who also, as Giovanni Abys, illustrated both the 1912 original and the 1944 reissue of L'Assassinio della Contessa Trigona, q.v.The Divagando Corporation was presumably the publisher also of the more well known…

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ALthough published in Bergamo, the author's introduction is dated New Kensington, PA, May 12, 1956. Calabrese poets whose undated work is included in this post-war anthology include those as early as Riccardo Cordiferro and his father, Francesco…

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Several of the poems from this Italian original  collection are translated in Martino Marazzi's Voices of Italian America: a History of Early Italian American Literature with a Critical Anthology (Madison, 2004).

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Inscribed by the author, an actor and writer, to Angelo Antignacci; preface by Pasquale di Biasi.Ricciardi (b. 1871, Sorrento - d. 1961, Naples) acted in several notable movies, including Anthony Adverse (1936), San Francisco (1936), where he played…

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I can find nothing about Maria Jaconis, either in Durante or elsewhere, or about this self-published work, released after the heyday of Italian language poetry in the U.S. (with the exception of Ruotolo, Tusiani and a few others who began publishing…

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This copy was inscribed by Arturo Giovannitti in January 1958, one year before his death, to his good friend, Onorio Ruotolo and his wife, Lucia. Ruotolo was a sculptor, and teacher at and co-founder of the Leonardo Da Vinci Art School in New York…

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"Gavroche" (the name of the street urchin in Victor Hugo's Les Miserables) is a pseudonym that two Italian book dealers identify as Gigi Damiani. No other work of Damiani's in the Collection is poetry.The publisher's note is signed "G.P.", which is…

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This is the most recently dated imprint (1951) of the Italian Book Company in the collection. Giuliano (b. 1922, killed 1950) was the 20th c. Sicilian "gentleman bandit" who was the subject of Mario Puzo's The Sicilian. On the outside and inside rear…

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Issued in the series of ""Poeti d'oggi"" (Poets of Today). This copy of Bartoletti’s collection of poems is inscribed in the year of publication "in homage to the old friend and companion of more noble, truly democratic, ideals" in the mining town of…

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One of the longest-lived of the socialist publications, La Parola went through many name changes to evade postal authorities and for other reasons. This is a large-format, 336-page commemorative edition for the 50th anniversary of the newspaper whose…

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One of several bi-lingual books of poetry in small, handsome format by what appears to have been the author's own Fairmount Publisher. Facing translations by C. Victor Stahl. Unlike many other post-war Italian poetry publications in the U.S., which…

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This is No. 373 of 500 copies printed of this work. It is another bi-lingual work by what appears to be Caradonna's own publishing operation, with facing translation in this case by Charles Guenther. The very American subject matter of these songs…

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Eugenio Camillo Branchi (b. Genoa, 1883 - d. 1962) was a distinguished journalist, a contributor to the Corriere dell Sera, among other publications.In 1915, he was a second in a duel for the "cold and Nordic" anarchist lawyer Francesco Saverio…

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This memoir describes Borghi's arrival in the world of anarchism, so new to him, in very dramatic terms. He was amazed by America: "For a long time, I did not understand it. I was attracted by it and at the same time repelled by it." The preface is…
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