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James Periconi discusses "Strangers in a Strange Land: A History of Italian-Language American Imprints, 1830-1945"
Calandra Italian American Institute 25 W. 43rd St., 17th fl. New York, NY 10036

James Periconi will discuss his book -- with essays by Robert Viscusi, Francesco Durante, and Martino Marazzi -- which catalogues the Italian-language book-publishing industry that began in the nineteenth century and flourished in the United States in the fifty years before World War II. This industry created and reflected a vibrant national literary and political culture among a broad spectrum of Italian Americans living and working in the United States. The publishers included the Società Libraria Italiana, or Italian Book Company -- which published poet Riccardo Cordiferro and author Bernardino Ciambelli -- and numerous political presses, such as Libreria Editrice dei Lavoratori Industriali del Mondo (the IWW press), for the militant socialists and anarchists of the Italian-American community.

   
Date: March 5, 2013
Time: 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Fees: Free
Phone: 212-642-2094
Fax: 212-642-2030
Email: calandra@qc.edu
URL: http://qc.edu/calandra

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