Aug 08, 2022
Umbertina
Posted by Helen Barolini Edvige Giunta

Umbertina Best Read || [Helen Barolini Edvige Giunta], Umbertina, Helen Barolini Edvige Giunta, Umbertina Publishers Weekly calls Helen Barolini s now classic novel of immigration an ambitious saga which spans the history and probes some of the tensions of the Italian American Panoramic descriptive and solidly crafted When the book was first published in the Philadelphia Inquirer called it an important novel for these times Through a dazzling interplay ofPublishers Weekly calls Helen Umbertina Best Read || [Helen Barolini Edvige Giunta] - Umbertina, Umbertina Publishers Weekly calls Helen Barolini s now classic novel of immigration an ambitious saga which spans the history and probes some of the tensions of the Italian American Panoramic descriptive and s

  • Title: Umbertina
  • Author: Helen Barolini Edvige Giunta
  • ISBN: 9781558612051
  • Page: 202
  • Format: Paperback
Umbertina Best Read || [Helen Barolini Edvige Giunta], Umbertina, Helen Barolini Edvige Giunta, Umbertina Publishers Weekly calls Helen Barolini s now classic novel of immigration an ambitious saga which spans the history and probes some of the tensions of the Italian American Panoramic descriptive and solidly crafted When the book was first published in the Philadelphia Inquirer called it an important novel for these times Through a dazzling interplay ofPublishers Weekly calls Helen

Umbertina Best Read || [Helen Barolini Edvige Giunta] - Umbertina, Umbertina Publishers Weekly calls Helen Barolini s now classic novel of immigration an ambitious saga which spans the history and probes some of the tensions of the Italian American Panoramic descriptive and s

Jonny

This is a novel written by my mother s first cousin The title character of Umbertina is based on my great grandmother, Nicoletta Sacco Cardamone The first third of the book deals with her life tending goats in Calabria, and coming to the US, building a family, being the backbone of a family business, and apparently never looking back Timely, with the immigration debates currently.


Emily

This is one of my favorite books of all time I read it while I was taking an Italian American Culture Class at good, old PSU It s the story of 3 generations of Italian American women Very interesting


Rose Kelleher

I m giving this four stars largely on the basis of Part 1, which tells the story of Umbertina, a goat girl in southern Italy who emigrates to the U S and manages to lift herself and her family out of poverty I ve been craving something like this and I didn t even know it My own great grandmother came from a tiny mountain village in southern Italy It s interesting to compare the similarities and differences between Umbertina s journey and what little I know about my ancestor s Barolini articulate [...]


John

If the author had stopped after the first part on Umbertina, I would have given it 4 stars She was a far superior character over those to follow in the book It could have also been the time period of 1860 to 1940 which i found far interesting than the later time periods.The other two parts of the book , I would give only one star I will avoid this author in the future.


La Stamberga dei Lettori

Leggere Umbertina pu essere assai difficile Non tanto per i contenuti o lo stile ma per mere ragioni pratiche Si tratta di un romanzo con una storia editoriale piuttosto travagliata, con poche edizioni presto scomparse dagli scaffali nonostante sia sempre citato, al fianco de Il Padrino di Puzo, come uno dei punti cardine dell epica scritta dagli italoamericani nella seconda met del Novecento.La prima edizione di Umbertina del 1979 ma anche negli Stati Uniti stato necessario attendere il 1999 pe [...]


Anne

This is a beautifully written family saga about four generations of women, with the matriarch of the family emigrating to the United States from Calabria near the turn of the twentieth century Umbertina, the first generation of women, was about the same age as my Sicilian grandmother, so I could really relate to this story The themes of assimilation, ethnic identity, and gender roles are ever present I admired Barolini s strong and tenacious women in this story Her descriptions of Rome brought b [...]


Susan Scarcella

loved it living in an Italo australian family, I saw many similarities.



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