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Valera (b. Como 1850 - d. Milano 1926) was a prolific journalist and novelist - referred to as the "Zola of Italy" - who led an even more colorful life than his confreres among anti-fascists. He spent three years in prison in the late 1880s for his…

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Stanco’s eloquence and pessimism are amply illustrated in Il diavolo biondo. Martino Marazzi's Voices of Italian America: a History of Early Italian American Literature with a Critical Anthology (Madison, 2004) contains an excerpt from this work in…

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The "secondo migliaio [second thousand]" noted on the cover and title page suggest this was a popular work. Specific issues discussed, after a biography of Lombroso, are "Delinquent Man," "Lombroso and the Man of Genius," "Lombroso and the…

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The special interest of this work is that it provides an autobiographical glimpse of Pallavicini, hidden behind the character Giorgio Albani. It provides a closeup and intimate portrayal of the "irresolute dualism of the children of the second…

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A good example of an import by the Italian Book Company; the only OCLC copies are in Italian libraries. Book ads appear on the verso of the title page for the U.S.-produced Molinari/Cordiferro Raccolta di discorsi published by the Italian Book…

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This earliest of the almanacs (of 6 or 7) in the Collection, published in San Francisco, lacks a book catalogue in the rear that the 1888 one possesses, but there are ads for bookstores and for newspapers, both in San Francisco - La Voce, La…

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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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One of the earlier of the almanacs (of about 6 or 7) in the Collection. This 1895 Italo-Svizzero Americano almanac was published in San Francisco, Pietro Magetti handwritten owner name on cover. This is the "Supplemento all'Elvezia no. 7" that…

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Note the advertisement on rear cover for L'Adunata dei Refrattari, not exactly consistent with the prominente press values that Personeni represented.  This otherwise general business-advertisement filled "almanac" is noteworthy for the 16-page…

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See my essay (on the site) Italian American Book Publishing and Book Selling, for a discussion of this work.C. Calvosa (of whom Durante says nothing) signed the introductory note. Francesco Tocci, perhaps deceased by 1919, was the nephew of the…

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This novel is the 16th of 19 or 20 that Ciambelli authored over a long and productive career. Two of the others, La trovatella di Mulberry Street and I misteri di Mulberry Street (this latter in a facsimile copy only), are in the Collection. I have a…
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