Chiaroscuro Essays on Identity Revised Edition A lively lucid and often extremely moving collection of essays Sandra Gilbert author of Wrongful Death A Memoir Barolini s essays moved me Their commitment their passion their intelligence struck

  • Title: Chiaroscuro: Essays on Identity: Revised Edition
  • Author: Helen Barolini
  • ISBN: 9780299160845
  • Page: 366
  • Format: Paperback
  • A lively, lucid, and often extremely moving collection of essays Sandra Gilbert, author of Wrongful Death A Memoir Barolini s essays moved me Their commitment, their passion, their intelligence struck me very powerfully and made them among the most incisive essays on Italian Americana, ethnicity, and diversity in literature that I have ever read Fred Misurella, auth A lively, lucid, and often extremely moving collection of essays Sandra Gilbert, author of Wrongful Death A Memoir Barolini s essays moved me Their commitment, their passion, their intelligence struck me very powerfully and made them among the most incisive essays on Italian Americana, ethnicity, and diversity in literature that I have ever read Fred Misurella, author of Understanding Milan Kundera Public Events, Private Affairs and Short TimePart memoir, part social commentary, and part literary criticism, Chiaroscuro is not only profoundly original but also of crucial importance in establishing the contours of an Italian American tradition Spanning a quarter century of work, the essays in Helen Barolini s essays explore her personal search literature as a formative influence and the turning of the personal into the political Included in Chiaroscuro is an updated re introduction to Barolini s American Book Award winning collection, The Dream Book An Anthology of Writings by Italian American Women.

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    About “Helen Barolini

    1. Helen Barolini says:

      Helen Barolini was born and raised in Syracuse, NY and attended local schools She attended Wells College,graduated magna cum laude from Syracuse University and received a Master s degree from Columbia University She was an exchange student at the University of London where she studied contemporary English literature, and then traveled in Europe writing Letters from Abroad for the Syracuse Herald Journal Following studies in Italy, she married the late Italian author and journalist Antonio Barolini.In their married life of several moves between Italy and the United States, Helen Barolini became the English translator of Antonio s writings that were published in The New Yorker, Reporter and other American publications.Given the intercultural themes of her work linking her American birth and education with her ancestral Italy, Helen Barolini has participated in international conferences and her work has been the subject of many student theses both here and abroad.She has been honored by MELUS, the Hudson Valley Writers Center and other organizations for her literary work.



    2 thoughts on “Chiaroscuro: Essays on Identity: Revised Edition

    1. I just have one bone to pick with this brilliant woman. In "The Case of the Missing Italian American Writers" she's too hard on Gay Talese. He famously said that Italian American writers hold back because they're afraid of divulging family secrets. Barolini scoffs at this idea, and argues that she wasn't afraid to write about HER family. But Barolini came from an ultra-respectable, wealthy family. Maybe she didn't have the kind of family secrets Talese had. I'm getting ready to read Umbertina, s [...]

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