Bibliography and Further Reading
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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