"Luzzi's evocative personal history and incisive cultural critique illuminates the complex forces that have shaped his own identity. Being Italian and American, he comes to realize, has been both a bountiful gift and "an ethnic cross I had to bear.""
Memoir from Luzzi (Italian/Bard Coll.; Romantic Europe and the Ghost of Italy
, 2008, etc.), who, as the first American-born child of Italian immigrants, felt alienated from his parents' roots.
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