Emigration and Immigration in Literature Other Representative Works Of The Literature Of The U.S. Immigrant Experience - Essay

Other Representative Works Of The Literature Of The U.S. Immigrant Experience

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

Each of the immigrant groups focused upon in this study have a rich literary heritage, an extensive body of immigrant narratives, novels and other texts that are beyond the scope of this essay. In this chapter, key representative works will be referred to and summarized, in the same order as the Hallmark Works summaries in chapter four.

Early Italian American autobiographical narratives1 include Constantine Panunzio's The Soul of an Immigrant (1921) and Pascal D'Angelo's Son of Italy (1924). Panunzio's autobiographical work proceeds in the fashion of most immigrant autobiographies, moving from the homeland, to the new world of the US; the second half of his narrative is...

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