“A Song From the Ghetto”

  • Edvige Giunta


A third-generation Italian American girl, her beautiful sister whose brain has been damaged, probably by encephalitis, her Italian American father and Lithuanian American mother, her paternal grandmother, an immigrant working-class neighborhood, primarily Italian, in Chicago, and all of these immersed in a mixture of history and fable, elegy and song, presented in exquisite prose that has the rhythms of poetry: This is what makes up the narrative world of what was for long an obscure novel by an Italian American unknown.


Literary History Paternal Grandmother Italian Immigrant Narrative World Mango Street 
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© Edvige Giunta 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edvige Giunta
    • 1
  1. 1.TeaneckUSA

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