The Godfather Literary Style
The Godfather Literary Techniques
The Godfather Compare and Contrast
The Godfather Topics for Further Study
The Godfather Literary Precedents
The Godfather Adaptations
The Godfather Media Adaptations
The Godfather What Do I Read Next?
The Godfather Bibliography
Cawelti, John G. “The Godfather and the Literature of Crime.” In Adventure, Mystery, and Romance: Formula Stories as Art and Popular Culture. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1976. Argues that Don Vito is the archetype of a new myth of crime that views the criminal as a tycoon, not a sinner or sociopath.
Ferraro, Thomas J. “Blood in the Marketplace: The Business of Family in The Godfather.” In The Invention of Ethnicity, edited by Werner Sollors. New York: Oxford University Press, 1989. Argues that the novel’s success is based on a denial that ethnic groups succeed by assimilating. Reviews academic criticism...
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