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Author Serra, Ilaria.

Title The value of worthless lives : writing Italian American immigrant autobiographies / Ilaria Serra
Edition First edition
Published New York : Fordham University Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (v, 234 pages)
Contents Autobiography : the literary genre of immigration -- The working-class writer -- Immigrant artists -- The spiritual immigrant -- Immigrant women -- Toward success
Summary In this innovative portrait of the Italian-American experience, Ilaria Serra looks closely at 58 representative works written during the high tide of Italian migration
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-228) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Autobiography.
Immigrants -- United States -- Biography -- Authorship.
Italian Americans -- Biography -- Authorship.
Italians -- United States -- Biography -- Authorship.
Women -- United States -- Biography -- Authorship.
Working class -- United States -- Biography -- Authorship.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007002979
ISBN 0823235033 (electronic bk.)
0823248615 (electronic bk.)
9780823235032 (electronic bk.)
9780823248612 (electronic bk.)