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Title Beyond The godfather : Italian American writers on the real Italian American experience / A. Kenneth Ciongoli and Jay Parini, editors.
Imprint Hanover, NH : University Press of New England, [1997]

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Subject American literature -- Italian American authors -- History and criticism.
Italian Americans -- Social life and customs.
Italian Americans -- Politics and government.
American literature -- Italian influences.
Italian Americans -- Intellectual life.
Italian Americans in literature.
Alt Name Ciongoli, A. Kenneth.
Parini, Jay.
NetLibrary, Inc.
Description xiv, 320 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Boulder, Colo. : NetLibrary, 2000. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to NetLibrary affiliated libraries.
ISBN 0585267065 (electronic bk.) : $40.00
0874518458 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 45734005
Additional Format Original (DLC) 97019535 (OCoLC)36858291.
Table of Contents
 Foreword / Ferdinando Salleo 
 Preface / A. Kenneth Ciongoli, Jay Parini 
 Finding My Way / Louise DeSalvo3
 My Aunts Taught Me to Dance / Regina Barreca19
 The Edge of Night / Frank Lentricchia28
 Mysteries of the Hyphen: Poetry, Pasta, and Identity Politics / Sandra M. Gilbert49
 Respect / Alane Salierno Mason62
 Origins of a Nonfiction Writer / Gay Talese74
 Scents: A Selection from a Memoir of Italian American Life / Maria Laurino97
 Amalfi Days / Jay Parini107
 Of Cheese and Choices / Claire Gaudiani114
 Shadows in the Garden: Poets of Loss, Italian/American Style / Mary Cappello126
 What Grandma Knew / John Agresto150
 On Being White, Female, and Born in Bensonhurst / Marianna De Marco Torgovnick153
 What Is Italian American Poetry? / Dana Gioia167
 Breaking and Entering: An Italian American's Literary Odyssey / Fred L. Gardaphe175
 Rethinking the Italian/American Writer: Tony Ardizzone's Expressive Stories of The Evening News / Anthony J. Tamburri190
 "A Song from the Ghetto" / Edvige Giunta212
 Italian Americans and American Politics / Michael Barone241
 Cryptoethnicity / Linda Hutcheon247
 The Way of the WAXP / A. Kenneth Ciongoli258
 Italian Americans Address America's Problems: Families and Children in the Twenty-First Century / Matilda Cuomo262
 The Crisis of Italian American Identity / Richard Gambino269
 The 80th Street Mafia / Joseph V. Scelsa289
 Are Italian Americans Just White Folks? / Rudolph J. Vecoli307