Italy Revisited: Conversations with my mother: Conversations with my mother by Mary MelfiItaly Revisited: Conversations with my mother: Conversations with my mother by Mary Melfi

Italy Revisited: Conversations with my mother: Conversations with my mother

byMary Melfi

Paperback | July 30, 2009

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Drawing out her mother's childhood memories of life in southern Italy at the dawn of the twentieth century, Mary Melfi takes an unconventional approach to autobiographical writing. Italy Revisited serves as a double memoir, told in dialogue between a mother and a daughter. The conversation takes the reader to a medieval town high up in the mountains where time is told by the shadow the sun casts, where wheat and olive oil are the currency of choice (barter is in use), and where marriage is as much about property as it is about love. As they re-create that vanished world, the pair finds greater understanding of the tumultuous relationships that sometimes exist between immigrant mothers and their children.
Mary Melfi has written over a dozen books of poetry, fiction, and stories for children. She lives in Montreal.
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Title:Italy Revisited: Conversations with my mother: Conversations with my motherFormat:PaperbackDimensions:326 pages, 8.04 × 5 × 0.8 inPublished:July 30, 2009Publisher:Guernica EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1550712861

ISBN - 13:9781550712865

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