An analysis of Jerre Mangione's exemplary autobiography, "Mount Allegro" (1943), which set the model for an entire generation of Italian American writers. Starting from the premises that in Mangione's way of writing co-exist two different and sometimes contrasting poles of attraction, the force of memory and the sociological view of the process of integration of Italians in America, the author attempts to reconstruct Mangione's effort to escape the mutual exclusion of the Italian heritage and the American "melting pot" , in view of an original synthesis between European traditions and the New World myth of survival and success , a sort of "utopia" which identifies the rebirth of Italian immigrants in the United States.

Democracy and Difference in Jerre Mangione's "Mount Allegro".

LOMBARDO, Giuseppe Domenico
2012-01-01

Abstract

An analysis of Jerre Mangione's exemplary autobiography, "Mount Allegro" (1943), which set the model for an entire generation of Italian American writers. Starting from the premises that in Mangione's way of writing co-exist two different and sometimes contrasting poles of attraction, the force of memory and the sociological view of the process of integration of Italians in America, the author attempts to reconstruct Mangione's effort to escape the mutual exclusion of the Italian heritage and the American "melting pot" , in view of an original synthesis between European traditions and the New World myth of survival and success , a sort of "utopia" which identifies the rebirth of Italian immigrants in the United States.
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