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CIX• N. 6 • THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017 • GIOVEDÌ 23 MARZO 2017 FACEBOOK.COM/ITALOAMERICANONEWSPAPER italoamericano.org $ 2.25 D ATE D MATE RI AL - D O NO T D E LAY The Italian-American Writers Experience W hatever I have learned about Italian American literature was on my own; no teacher suggested I read what I have read, and what I have learned has saved my life in many ways. In Mario Puzo's novel, The Fortunate Pilgrim (1964), I found my widowed mother, who raised four children by herself, to be very much like the protago- nist, Lucia Santa, who "makes FRED GARDAPHE Founded in 1908 Published by L'Italo American Foundation The #1 source for all things Italian since 1908 616 Foothill Blvd #D Monrovia, CA 91016 - Tel: (626) 359-7715 . . .. . .. . . . . . SAN FRANCISCO Italian Design in the World Page 28 LIFE & PEOPLE Oscars 2017: The Italian Winners Page 8 ALL AROUND ITALY Civita di Bagnoregio la città che muore Page 12 LA BUONA TAVOLA "Wild" Mushroom Risotto Page 38 Southern Italy's Diverse Heritage PG.14 the family organism stand strong against the blows of time: the growth of children, the death of parents, and all changes of world- ly circumstance. She lives through five years in an instant, and behind her trail the great shadowy memories that are life's real substance and the spirit's strength." In Pietro di Donato's master- piece, Christ in concrete (1939), I heard my hod-carrier grandfa- ther through Geremio's dreaming Give me a Negroni! The history of one of Italy's most iconic drinks An Italian family, Ancient Rome style PG. 10 PG. 4 PG. 7 PG. 6 IN ITALIANO L'Italo Americano Bestselling author Gay Talese raised the question, "Where are the Italian American novelists?" on the front page of the March 14, 1993 New York Times Book Review. Photo by s_bukley LIFE & PEOPLE LA VITA ITALIANA TRAVEL "The Fortunate Pilgrim" (1964), ho trovato mia madre vedova, che ha tirato su da sola quattro bambi- ni, essere molto simile alla pro- tagonista, Lucia Santa, colei che "rende l'organismo familiare capace di resistere ai colpi del tempo: la crescita dei bambini, la morte dei genitori e tutti i cambia- menti delle contingenze terrene. Lei vive cinque anni in un istante e, dietro di lei, le grandi memorie ombrose che sono la vera sostan- za della vita e la forza dello spiri- O gni cosa che ho imparato sulla letteratura italiano americana è merito mio; nessun insegnante mi ha suggerito cosa leggere, e quanto ho impara- to ha salvato la mia vita in molti modi. Nel romanzo di Mario Puzo, Alla ricerca degli scrittori italo-americani

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