FARRAR STRAUS & GIROUX "My two Italies" Book is written by Joseph Luzzi and explains about the present Italians in all their glory as well as squalor.
FARRAR STRAUS & GIROUX "My two Italies" Book explains how Italy produces astonishing art while suffering from corruption and political fragmentation. Book can delve why Italian Americans have a complicated relationship with the old country.
Age group and grade: Ages 15+ years
Title: "My Two Italies"
Author: Joseph Luzzi
Subject: Social and cultural anthropology
Number of pages: 224
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 7/15/2014
Size: 8.4"H x 5.8"W x 1"D
Includes 17 black & white illustrations/notes
Book covers lots of ground on Italian identity as a whole: the concept of "mammoni", Italy's Slow Food movement, and a somewhat dutiful examination of the country's politics since World War II
Book about exile, the sense of displacement and confusion that those driv en from their roots carry with them forever
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